By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
Nigeria’s Riidwan ” Scorpion ” Oyekola says he is ready for his Argentine opponent as they prepare for their World title fight on Sunday.
Ridwan will at the Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort (Hospitality) Ltd, Ibadan meet Lucas Mathias Montesino in a 10 round fight for the vacant International WBF Super Featherweight title.
Speaking during a world press conference to herald the fight, Ridwan said that he is fully prepared for the challenge, nothing that he will not disappoint his fatherland on Sunday.
” This is a great opportunity I have been looking for and I give kudos to the promoter and the NBB of C for making this fight happen and I’ m going to emerge victorious at the end of the day.
Ridwan ( 7, 5 kos, 1,1) who refused to predict whether he will win by knockout or if the fight will last the distance, maintained that he’s physically, mentally and psychologically prepared for the fight just as he appealed to his fans to troop out enmass and support him.
In his own remarks,his opponent , Argentine Lucas (7, 6kos, 1, 2 ) explained that he is not afraid of the home fans, insisting that he has what it takes to take the belt to Argentina.
Speaking at the conference, President of Nigeria Boxing Board of Control ( NBB of C) Dr. Rafiu Ladipo explained that the fight will observe all COVID -19 protocols such as wearing of face masks, washing of hands and use of sanitizers while between one thousand and two thousand fans would be allowed into the venue with each fan seating 6 ft from each other.
He was also full of praises for the sponsor of the fight Engr. Dotu Sanusi of Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort for his contributions towards the growth of not only boxing but other sports in the country.
In the supporting bout of the night, Nigerian Olaide Fijabi will meet Moses Dodzi of Ghana in a Light welterweight fight while Akeem ‘ Dodo’ Sadiku of Nigeria will face George Amozu of Cote d’ Ivoire in an international Super middleweight challenge. There will also be two other supporting bouts and a female exhibition fight.
Also in attendance was Corporate Affairs/Media Manager of Ilaji Hotels, Hazeez Ayansola and the fight promoter, Olushola Ayodele.