West African Boxing Union (WABU) featherweight champion, Taiwo “Esepor” Agbaje, has warned Richard Pumicpic of the Philippines to prepare for war when they meet for World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental title on 26 December at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
The bout is one of the six scheduled for the 27th edition of GOtv Boxing Night. The UK-based Esepor, from whom a lot is being expected, issued the warning in a Zoom interview conducted on Monday.
It was in response to Pumicpic’s claim that he is coming to Nigeria to win the WBF title.
“I saw the video in which he boasted that he was coming to win the title. Win the title? He must be joking. I wish to say to him that he should prepare for war and nothing else. I’m flying Nigeria’s flag and I cannot afford not to win the war for my country. It is war,” said Esepor, who is yet undefeated.
Like Esepor, Adeyemi “Spirit” Adekanla also vowed to flatten Bartholomew Abuchi, his opponent in the national lightweight challenge bout at the show. “He will see why I’m called Spirit after two rounds, as he will be down and out in two rounds max,” he raved.
Also lined up for the event are bouts in other categories. They include the super featherweight challenge contest between Michael Adesodun and Idris Aloma; national bantamweight duel between Opeyemi “Golden Boy” Ibrahim and Sodiq “Happy Boy” Adeleke as well as the much-expected super featherweight duel between Sikiru “Iya Eleja” Shogbesan and Sodiq Oyakojo. The event will equally stage an all-female middleweight bout between Sofiat Lateef and Abosede Akinsanya.
Sponsored by GOtv with support from Supa Kommando, the event is a marriage of boxing and music, as it will feature live musical performances by Afrobeats maestros, Ruger, Pheelz, Chinko Ekun as well the renowned DJ Xclusive.