Nigeria’s rising boxer, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi has vowed to defeat Kenya’s Michael Odhiambo when the two meet to fight for the African Boxing Union (ABU)light welterweight title on December 26, 2017.
“I am moving up. I will beat Odhiambo. Very easily. I am gunning for the Commonwealth and world titles. Nothing will stop me,” Fijabi said.
Fijabi has been scheduled to take on the Kenyan boxer at the 13th edition of then GOtv Boxing Night.
Scheduled to hold at the Landmark Events Centre on Victoria Island, Lagos, Fijabi says his aim is the commonwealth titles.
Fijabi, a darling of the Lagos boxing crowd, after having reigned as the national and sub-regional champion, his coming clash with Odhiambo gives him an opportunity to become the continental king.
Raphael Kwabena (in green shorts) and Olaide Fijabi (in black and white shorts) slugging it out in the ring on October 2, 2016 (Flykite Promotions)
The boxing night which will feature seven bouts will also see Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, fighting Egyptian Abdulrahim Ahmed for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title.
Fijabi has proved his worth as a boxer to love with his ability to either win via points accrued during bouts or knockout his opponents.
With several victories and prize monies in his kitty, Fijabi has consistently said he aims to be Nigeria’s first boxing millionaire.