Top Nigerian boxers; Davidson King Emenogu, Tony Salam and Sule Olagbade will headline the seven-bout bill of Monarch Events and Promotions’ second boxing event of the year which comes up tonight (Saturday) at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Complete Sports reports.
Three World title bouts will feature on a night some non Nigerian foreign based boxers will also display their fight skills.
Australia based Croat, Mark De Mori who holds World Boxing Union heavyweight title will face Mexican fighter Epifanio Mendoza in a ten round international challenge contest. De Mori in 2016 lost to British fighter David Haye.
He is one of the marquee boxers WBU is using to market their own version of world championship to Nigerians and the world.
Policeman Sule Olagbade who won the West African Boxing Union (WABU) super welterweight title at the first promotion of Monarch in April will face Gyorgy Mizsel for the World Boxing Union (WBU) title.
Olagbade, better known as Tyson Kill by his fans has promised to win the title as a New Year gift to Nigerians.
“I’m in boxing for action, I notice that I can stop my opponent in round one, so be it. I will get the job done and get out,” the policeman who will be hoping to win his eighth fight out of nine boasted Friday.
2003 All Africa games gold medal winner, Davidson Emenogu will fight again in Nigeria. This time Emenogu will try to win WBU middleweight world championship.
Emenogu, a former Australian Super welter weight champion , will hope to improve his record to 20 wins in 23 fight. His stat stands at 22(19-3) before tonight’s fight. He is well decorated in his 11-year sourjorn down under, where he won IBF Pan Pacific Youth championship, the OPBC championship and WBO Africa Super welter weight championship.
Davidson will hope his third outing in Nigeria will land him the WBU belt.
“I’m not a man of many words,” the fair complexioned boxer began on Friday.
“I’m sure of my ability come Saturday, the ring will decide the better fighter.”
British boxer, Tasif Khan will also face Mexico’s Sammy Reyes in a WBU Super flyweight title fight.
Crowd favourite Tony Salam will return to the ring in a cruiserweight challenge against Ghana’s Kwesi Tutu.
Salam, based in England has promised his fans exciting time come Saturday.
“Fans can always expect the best from me,” Salam who came out of eight year break to defeat Zimbawean champion Chamunorwa Gonorenda last April in Lagos assured.
Boss of Monarch Promotions Prince Stanley Williams also disclosed that Tope Musa and up and coming welter weight campaigner will face Dare Oyewale, while a female boxing bout between Akinsanya Bosede and Cynthia Ogunsemilore will also
feature on the night.
Prince Williams who promised to sustain the promotions sees it as his own contribution towards the development of the sport.
Some top artists are also expected to feature at the show.
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