Wilder upgraded his reputation with a staggering first-round knockout against Canada’s Bermane Stiverne on Saturday night, to retain his WBC heavyweight title.
The win spanned his record to 39 wins from 39 fights. The Brown Bomber has his eyes on a bumper-money bout against British golden boy, Anthony Joshua, after calling AJ out on Instagram
“I declare war upon you, do you accept my challenge?”
Meanwhile AJ who recorded his 20th career win against Carlos Takem last weekend, responded to Wilder’s request stating, “you don’t negotiate fights on social media.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn hinted that we are likely to see the two fighters in the same ring.
AJ vs Brown Bomber, Who Goes Home Champ?
AJ, who obviously is more developed, talented and coordinated than Wilder.
Wilder, I think will be a tough opponent for AJ, cause he moves and punches better than fighters AJ has faced.
AJ’s frightening confidence and lethal nature, I think can him the fight, but Wilder has proven that he can take on punches and still not land on the canvas, which makes this fight a blockbuster.
The African Boxing Scene Is About To Get More Exciting
A couple months ago I wrote about a boxing revolution that is to come in Nigeria. Sports in Nigeria especially sports like boxing have taken the backseat for awhile now. There are so many talented boxers in Nigeria craving and working hard as much as they can for an opportunity to be in the spot light.
Such an opportunity came in March with Saleh Gloves Promotions hosting a very successful boxing event in Lagos, Nigeria. Saleh Gloves Promotions is a licensed Boxing Promotions company operating out of Lagos. Involved in talent sourcing, talent development and support. The brand also runs an NGO project called ‘They Deserve To Dream’. With the aim of providing training and development, management, welfare and financial support for young talented sports men and women in Africa.
SGP Boxing 001 was a charity boxing event held on the 25th of March 2018 at Mobolaji Johnson Indoor Sports Hall, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos. With an unexpected massive turn out and quality fights like never seen before in the region. With 5 professional bouts and 7 amateur bouts. Of the 5 professional bouts 2 were between Nigerian and Ghanaian fighters, Lawal ‘D Realshow Boi’ Riliwan vs Issaac ‘Zongo Fire’ Dowuona and Kabiru ‘Godson’ Towolawi vs Stephen #Warrior’ Abbey respectively.
Both fights were won by the 2 Nigerians Lawal ‘D Realshow Boi’ Riliwan and Kabiru ‘Godson’ Towolawi. Over 800 tickets sold with the organizers forced to turn down some fans that wanted tickets last minute. Obviously, SGP boxing 001 was a great success.
Kabiru ‘Godson’ Towolawi of Nigeria in the green and white trunks going head to head with Stephen #Warrior’ Abbey of Ghana in the black trunks
Silverbird TV host interviewing an amateur boxer at SGP Boxing 001
Saleh Gloves Promotions To Host ‘SGP BOXING 001’ On The 25th Of March
Saleh Gloves Promotions will be holding a revival boxing event themed ‘SGP Boxing 001’. This ground breaking event will take place on the 25th of March, 2018. At Mobolaji Johnson Sports Hall, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos. With Amateur Bouts from 11am – 2pm and Professional Bouts; including 2 Nigeria vs Ghana Co-Main Event, from 2.30pm – 6.00pm
Saleh Gloves Promotions is a licensed boxing promotions brand passionate about developing young talented boxers across Africa. We currently support a number of talented less privileged boxers with training, financial support and mentorship.
SGP Boxing 001 is a charity event organized to showcase some outstanding boxers across the West African continent. As well as provide for them financially via earnings from bouts. Saleh Boxing Promotions will also be using the platform to scout for a top performancer.
The selected top performing boxer will be provided welfare support, as well as educational, training and management support for a year. This in alignment with our NGO Project/Documentary Series ‘They Deserve To Dream’. Through which we aim to continue to provide welfare support for less privileged people in sports. As well as expose unseen talents and also bring underground boxing across Nigeria to light.
According to Mr Saleh Fawaz, Founder of Saleh Gloves Promotions, ‘the city of Lagos will wake up to witness very passionate amateur and professional boxers from Nigeria & Ghana; go head to head at the Mobolaji Johnson Indoor Sports Hall, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos, raw/uncut on the 25th of March.
Also noting that, some of these boxers include professional debutant, popular African boxers, upcoming boxers will all have a lot on the line knowing their names and careers will go straight into global boxing records, an opportunity many have long been waiting for.
Tickets can be booked and/or collected at the venue. Regular tickets: N500; VIP tickets: N1500.
For further inquiries, contact Mr Saleh Fawaz on +2349085692597 and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow on Instagram @salehglovespromotions.
Mikel: Zambia Is In Good Spirit But It’s Time To Wrap It Up
Super Eagles skipper, Mikel Obi is not getting carried away by Nigeria being tipped the favourites to outclass Zambia.
The Tianjin Teda midfielder, John Obi Mikel is not underating the Zambians and has dismissed their Underdog Tag.
Serious Task Ahead
Mikel, knowing what is astake, has however given an insight of what the Super Eagles will do come next week Saturday.
Having defeated Algeria home and away, Mikel believes the Super Eagles will have to take Zambia seriously.
But he is confident Nigeria will grab the the ticket to the World Cup in Russia with a victory.
”I must admit that I applaud the resurgence of the Zambians this late in the qualifiers.
Beating Algeria home and away is no mean feat,” Mikel told thenff.com.
”We will take them very serious on 7th October because they clearly have a new spirit. It is time we wrap this up.”
In conclusion, the former Chelsea ace heaped praise on his teammates and the technical crew.
He explained that the Super Eagles’ imminent World Cup qualification is due to the crew’s hardwork and positive approach.
Mikel added : ”We have all shown professionalism, dedication and determination to be at the pole position in a group tagged ‘Group of Death.’
“Commendations must go to the entire team and the Coach, but we must finish it up in Uyo and secure our ticket right there.”