Ahead of GOtv Boxing Night 7, holding on 1 May at the National Stadium, Lagos, boxers scheduled to fight have been indulging in boasts and counter-boasts. National lightweight champion, Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai, who is defending his title against Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, has vowed that his opponent will not last the distance.
“This fight will be different. Joe Boy is a small boy who is not fit to be a champion. I will knock him out and he will go and stay on the queue,” bragged Fatai.
Responding, Joe Boy, who defeated Fatai via a fifth round knockout at GOtv Boxing Night 4, said he will repeat the trick.
“I beat him before and I will beat him again even if he has acquired four hands in addition to the two he already has.
He said I defeated him because he was injured. I’m glad that he is now fit and wonder what the excuse will be when I beat him on 1 May,” he said.
Joe Boy, a previous winner of the N1million cash prize for the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing Night, added that he will win the award again. “I used him to win the other time and I will do so again,” he boasted.
Idowu “Cabasa” Okusote, who will fight Chibuzor “Chibunky” Vincent in a cruiserweight challenge duel, said his opponent will visit hell via the ring.
“I have been looking for an opportunity to fight. This is it. Chibunky or whatever he calls himself will see hell on earth when we fight,” he said, a boast his opponent described as empty. Osamudiamen “Shiso” Goodluck, who takes on Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, said though he is a professional debutant, his record as an amateur is one many would wish to have.
“I was a big amateur boxer and I know Rilwan well. He will kiss the canvas in the first round and will not get up again,” raved the debutant.