By Babatunde Ogunrinde
Prince “Lion” Nwoye, a lightweight boxer, has vowed to crush Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, the reigning African Boxing Union and Commonwealth Africa Lightweight Champion, at the GOtv Boxing Night 14.
The bout will hold on April 14 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, with six other championship fights set to be a spectacle of terrific boxing night.
Nwoye, known for his fast-punching style, said that Joseph had enjoyed an unbeaten run and would fall for him this time.
The boxer spoke with the newsmen in Lagos.
He said that he used to beat Joseph as an amateur, for the fun of it, and vowed to repeat the beating at GOtv Boxing Night 14.
The boxer said that he was craving for an opportunity to `punish’ Joseph on the ring.
“1 will show him that I am a policeman; I was beating him while we were in the amateur ranks, and I will beat him silly once again.
“After beating him, I will handcuff him, so he will know that I am a policeman,” Nwoye bragged.
Responding, Joseph, with an outstanding record at the GOtv Boxing Night, said he would make Nwoye to suffer on the ring.
According to him, Nwoye needs to know that the boxing ring is not an extension of the police station.
He said that Nwoye’s claims were an impotent threat, adding that being the African and Commonwealth Africa Lightweight Champion showed that he was stronger than Nwoye.
“For saying he used to beat me during amateur trials, I will beat him so much that the Police Force will have no option than to dismiss him for the shame he will bring to the institution,” the champion said.
The fight night will also witness six other boxers clashing for glory, N1million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Trophy for the best boxer of the night.
The organisers, Flykite Promotions and Multichoice Nigeria Ltd., owners of Gotv Satellite networks, promised that the night would be the best ever.
Jenkins Alumona, the Managing Director, Flykite Promotions, said that the boxing event had continued to grow.
“Every other episode is a challenge for something bigger,’’ he said.
He said that the event would be broadcast live on SuperSport in 47 African countries, describing it as a milestone achievement.
“We are back to do what we know how to do best which is to give boxing fans that taste to wet their appetites as we hold the first show of the year.
“The episode promises to be loaded with lots of fun, owing to the boxers paraded to fight, and the desire to entertain boxing fans.
“We are growing stronger; the boxing show has produced three African titles for Nigeria; one day we could be hosting a world title fight,’’ Alumona said.