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Will Deontay Wilder finally step into spotlight or will Anthony Joshua to remain Undisputed Champion?

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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.

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Riliwan Lawal Drops Fatai Nurudeen With A Crazy Right Hook

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Riliwan Lawal knocked out Fatai Nurudeen claiming the National and West African Featherweight Title belts, on the 26th of January, 2020.

Certainly, it was an explosive night with bouts like Massebinu vs Idowu, Salam vs Ukadike, Appah vs Segun. And then, title bouts like Olowu vs Ayiro, and Lawal vs Nurudeen amongst others. Lasigi Fight Night is the only pro-boxing event in Nigeria.

The January edition of the boxing event is titled The Resolution. Saleh Gloves Promotions sponsored the event in partnership with Unboxx Sports and Freels & Threels Promotions.

Even though both fighters exchanged intensively although the fight, Lawal displayed sheer brillance in the 7th round. As he knocked out cold, visibly tired Nurudeen to the amazement of the crowd.

Following his 7th round TKO against Nurudeen, the army boxer, Lawal emerged the new national and West African Featherweight champion.

It was such an exciting bout that even if you were there that night, you would want to watch it over and over again.

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The African Boxing Scene Is About To Get More Exciting

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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.

The crew from TVC interviewing the founder of Saleh Gloves Promotions, Mr Saleh Fawaz during the weigh in ceremony of SGP Boxing 001 held in March 2018.

President of Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) Dr. Rafiu Ladipo with a TVC reporter at the weigh in ceremony.

Lawal ‘D Realshow Boi’ Riliwan of Nigeria, landing a powerful right jab that almost knocked out Issaac ‘Zongo Fire’.

Both Lawal ‘D Realshow Boi’ Riliwan of Nigeria and Issaac ‘Zongo Fire’ Dowuona of Ghana waiting to be announced winner at SGP Boxing 001.

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

International recognized world boxing Cruiserweight champion in attendance and special guest, Olanrewaju Durodola.

International recognized boxers; King Davidson and Tony Salam (commentators) taking a quick photograph with the ring girls.

Some members of the medical team on ground and VIPs at SGP Boxing 001.                                                                         

Amateur boxers, members of the Nigerian Boxing Association with the founder of Saleh Gloves Promotions, Mr Saleh Fawaz.

Silverbird TV host interviewing an amateur boxer at SGP Boxing 001

SGP Boxing 002 is expected to be a much bigger boxing event with 3 Title Fights among other breathtaking bouts. The Title Fights will include National Titles from 2 different weight divisions and 1 International Title on the line. SGP Boxing 002 is expected to be held in the indoor sports hall of National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. A much bigger location compared to Mobolaji Johnson Indoor Sports Hall, Rowe Park, Yaba. Where SGP Boxing 001 was held.
SGP Boxing is a part of Saleh Gloves Promotions ‘They Deserve To Dream’ whose aim is to provide training and development, management, welfare and financial support for young talented sports men and women in Africa.
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