Boxing: Former African Champion Vows To Knockout Nigerian
Nigerian boxer, Akeem Tijani has been promised Battle Royale when he steps into the ring on Friday night against former World Boxing Federation (WBF) Africa heavyweight champion, Elvis Moyo.
Moyo, who is only making a return into the rings after serving a four-year ban, says Tijani cannot go the whole nine yards with him in their non-title fight billed to take place in the Namibian coastal city of Swakopmund.
“I’m super excited that finally I’m doing what I love most. I’m ready for the fight and I feel that I’m going to knock out Tijani. My opponent looks too tiny, but at least he got the heart to step in and face me. He reminds me of my first days in heavyweight when I weighed 82kgs. I’m really excited and looking forward to the fight,” Moyo said.
The event, dubbed “Desert Storm”, will feature eight fights, two championship bouts featuring boxers from Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, DRC, Tanzania and Namibia.
The main fight of the evening will be an International Boxing Federation (IBF) Africa junior lightweight title bout between Swakopmund fighter Albinius “Danny Boy” Felesianu and Tanzania’s Yonas Segu.
Local boxer, Abraham Ndauendapo will trade leather with South African Nkosinathi Ntshangase for the WBF Africa super featherweight title.