Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo has promised to be at the ringside during the boxing bout tagged ‘Ibadan Knockout,” scheduled for August 27, 2021 at Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort Ibadan.
This is ostensibly to encourage boxers especially, Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola’s fight against Ghanaian, Emmanuel Noi Mensah as preparations for his World Boxing Federation (WBF) title defence gears up.
The monarch made the promise on Saturday while receiving the crew of Core Afrique Boxing Promotions (COABOX), the firm managing Ridwan Oyekola, ahead of the boxing show at his palace.
Oba Adeyemi however, pledged his continual support to the boxing sport while urging the boxers to stay focused and maintain their fitness which is the key a success in boxing, assuring them of his presence during the ‘Ibadan Knockout’ boxing show.
Part of bouts lined up for the Ibadan Knockout Boxing show are the fight involving the national bantamweight champion, Abeeb ‘Igge’ Oladeji locking horns with Arabambi Idris popularly known as OJ boy, while Kazeem Lawal ‘the Killer and Femi Akintayo ‘Small Tyson’ will battle in the middle weight category.
Other bouts that will spice up the day are the one involving Jamiu Akande ‘Sunshine’ and the heavy puncher Moses Apata popularly called Apata Roro in the national lightweight challenge, while Ayobami Azeez ‘Latest will fight Mutiu Lawal ‘Tato in the lightweight category.
Adekunle Hammed, otherwise known as Ese Kunle will fight against Abdul Rashid Idowu in the middleweight category, while two female contenders, Blessing Godwin, ‘The Star-Girl’ would battle out Kaosara Rasheed in female Middleweight category.
While Gbenga Oluokun, popularly called Aglar by his admirers complete the categories as he will fight in the heavyweight category on the day.