Afonja warrior vows to ruin Ghanaian opponent’s Xmas

The WABU champion said the age-old sporting rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana will motivate him to give his best when defending his title.

Afonja recently made this known when asked about his preparation as he defends his title when he faces Ayitteh at GOtv Boxing Night 13.

The bout, which is one of the three international title bouts at the seven-fight event holding on December 26, 2017 at Landmark Events Centre, has seen Afonja saying he will defend his title with the last drop of his blood.

Speaking in Lagos yesterday, the WABU champion said the age-old sporting rivalry between Nigeria and Ghana will motivate him to give his best when defending his title.

“The fact is it should never be heard that a Nigerian boxer is defeated by a Ghanaian opponent in Nigeria. I will fight with everything I have to retain my title and send Ayitteh back to Ghana empty handed. He is in for a very bad time. I will ruin his Christmas,” he said.

Scheduled for a showdown in the lightweight category, Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph will take on Egypt’s Abdulrahim Ahmed for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) title, while Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi will take his first stab at the light welterweight continental title when he confronts Kenya’s Michael Odhiambo.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Harambee starlets have not withdrawn from AWCON qualifier -Sports CS says

Harambee starlets have not withdrawn from AWCON qualifier -Sports CS says

Peru stun goal-shy Colombia, Venezuelan Rondon's treble sinks Bolivia

Peru stun goal-shy Colombia, Venezuelan Rondon's treble sinks Bolivia

Canada ready for World Cup 'battle' with US

Canada ready for World Cup 'battle' with US

Minister blames 'reckless' opening of stadium gate for deadly Cameroon crush

Minister blames 'reckless' opening of stadium gate for deadly Cameroon crush

'Reckless' opening of stadium gate caused deadly Cameroon crush: minister

'Reckless' opening of stadium gate caused deadly Cameroon crush: minister

'Lethal finisher' Vlahovic completes Juventus move

'Lethal finisher' Vlahovic completes Juventus move

Liverpool leading chase for Porto's Diaz - reports

Liverpool leading chase for Porto's Diaz - reports

US congratulates Iran on World Cup, hopes for faceoff

US congratulates Iran on World Cup, hopes for faceoff

Burkina Faso footballers target AFCON 'joy' for troubled nation

Burkina Faso footballers target AFCON 'joy' for troubled nation