Dubai-based unbeaten Nigerian fighter, Aliu Bamidele Lasisi will on Boxing Day – December 26 face his strongest foe yet in Tanzania’s Mchanja Yohana in a bid to win vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) international Silver Super Fly Weight title at the famous Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana, Complete Sports reports.
Lasisi who has never boxed in Nigeria as a pro believes he will defeat his opponent even though he will be stepping down from his normal and comfortable bantamweight fighting weight limit.
The Nigerian has been unusually busy this year as a pro taking up fights on monthly basis in Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Dubai. The tireless Lagos born fighter won all but one of the fights, by either TKO or straight knockout, had to be stretched to the limit by Artid Bamrungauea at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah before he secured a unanimous decision in September.
Speaking from his training camp where he has been sparring with Tunde Aderogba at the weekend, Lasisi promised not only to do himself proud, but entire Nigerian boxing fans.
“This is a unique opportunity for me to prove myself once again. I’m in this sport to make a name for myself. When I left Nigeria in 2015 to turn pro in Dubai, nobody gave me a chance.
“Today I’m still here unbeaten and I can only thank God. The fight on Wednesday is a big step for me and I cannot afford to fail.
“It’s a WBC silver title, but I will take it, it’s a massive step forward for me” the 28-year old said.
Lasisi, with a 10-0(8KOs) will become the second Nigerian boxer to win a WBC silver title if he wins on Wednesday.
Olanrewaju Durodola who campaigns in the cruiserweight category was the first Nigerian to win a Silver title against Dmitry Kudryashov in 2015.
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