GOtv Boxing Night 30: Iwatt, Azeez In War Of Words

GOtv Boxing Night 30: Iwatt, Azeez In War Of Words
GOtv Boxing Night 30: Iwatt, Azeez In War Of Words

Sifon “Best” Iwatt and Saheed Azeez, who are billed to fight for the national super flyweight title at GOtv Boxing Night 30, have been trading boasts.

Both boxers will battle for the first title of their professional careers, at the event boxing fiesta, slated for the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, on December 26.

Iwatt, whose impressive performance was lustily cheered by fans at GOtv Boxing Night 29, has been consistently dismissive of his opponent, branding him a boxer of no consequence.

I don’t know who Azeez is. He’s not the kind of opponent that can scare me. I see this as a big opportunity to become a national champion. This would be the first title of my career. Winning a title at the first attempt is a good way to start. I won my debut fight at GOtv Boxing Night the last time, so I want to win again and claim a title this time,” said Iwatt.

Responding to Iwatt, Azeez said he would use the fight to announce himself on the big stage. “It’s normal that people don’t know me. His nickname is ‘Best’, so this is the ‘Best’ opportunity to announce myself to Nigerians. It’s a title fight, not a joke. Being the best is not by name, it’s by showing it. That’s what I will teach him on Boxing Day,” he said.

Also scheduled for the night is a West African Boxing Union (WABU) super welterweight title bout between Taiwo “Gentle Boy” Olowu, and Ghanaian boxer, Michael Ansah.

Female national cruiserweight champion, Bolatito “Black Tito” Oluwole, will face Blessing Abisoye, in a national challenge fight. Arabambi Ojo and Ibrahim “Golden Boy” Opeyemi will square up in a national bantamweight challenge bout; Ayanfe Adeoye will face Ahmed Ganiyu in a national light welterweight category bout, while Abdulafeez “Big Name” Osoba will square up against Christopher Ucheji, in the national super welterweight category.

Sponsored by GOtv and supported by Supa Komando, Classic FM, Beat FM, Nigeria Info FM, PulseNg and LegitNg, GOtv Boxing Night 30 will broadcast live on SuperSport Variety 4 (DStv ch 209) and SuperSport Select 2 (GOtv ch 64 Channel).