Abdulrahim Ahmed, the Egyptian and Mediterranean champion billed to fight Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph for the African Boxing Union lightweight title, arrived Lagos on Sunday aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo.
The fight is one of the seven billed for GOtv Boxing Night 13, scheduled to hold on December 26 at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ahmed arrived in the company of his manager, Deif Mohamed Shabban, and his interpreter.
He boasted that he would not just win the fight, but also the N2.5 million attached to the best boxer prize at the event.
“I will win the title and the prize money,” boasted the Egyptian.
Olaide “Fijaborn ” Fijabi will fight Shadrack “Punch to Punch” Kobero for the ABU light welterweight title at the event, which will see musical performances by Small Doctor, Falz, Simi and Reekado Banks.
Tickets for the event are available at ariiyatickets.com, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets, Freedom Park and National Stadium, Lagos.
Free bus rides are available to take ticket-holding fans to the event venue from the National Stadium and back at the end of the show.
In the middleweight category, Nigeria’s Abolaji Rasheed will defend his West African Boxing Union title against Arye Ayitteh.
In another light welterweight bout, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will fight Chijioke “Painless” Nigige for the national title.
Three challenge bouts complete the line up.
The best boxer at the event will go home with N2.5 million, while the runners-up will go home with N1 million and N500,000 respectively.