12th GOtv Boxing Night: Fijabi Vows To Humble Ghana’s Ankrah
Unbeaten Nigerian boxer Olaide Fijabi is talking tough ahead of the 12th GOtv Boxing Night on Independence Day, as the West African Light Welterweight title holder believes the experience of Ghana’s Ben “Congo Soldier” Ankrah would not count.
Fijabi he is not bothered by the number of fights that the 37-year-old Ghanaian has fought, adding that what matters to him is that nobody can wrestle the title from him. “I don’t really much about the Ghanaian but I am aware that Ghanaian boxers are very tough, strong and rough and this for me does not matter.
“I am just going into the ring to do my talking with my punches. Whether he has fought 38 bouts or not, this is not my headache, my concern is just to take him out and remain focus for the continental title in December,” he said.
With five knockouts from eight fights, Fijabi is confident that he can force the Ghanaian to kick the canvass come October 1 at the National Stadium in Lagos. “Everything will surely be in my favour because he coming to meet me at home and my fans will also be behind me during the fight. The title he is also fighting for belongs to me so everything is working in my favour. Experience for does not win a fight.
“A fight is won in the ring and this is what I am focusing on by ensuring I conquer him to be able to fight for African title in December. I will not want this old man to prevent me from advancing my career and I am indeed working hard to achieve my dream by retaining the West African title to be eligible for the African title later in the year,” he added.
Also, the sports management company that manages the pugilist – WEO ALLSPORTS has pledged support to ensure that the boxer fulfill his long time dream of becoming the best boxer in his weight category in Africa.
From 17 wins, the Ghanaian known as “Congo Soldier managed to record eight knockouts while he has also suffered four knockouts from his 20 losses since turning pro in 2001.