World Boxing Organisation, WBO, Africa Super Featherweight Title fight between Nigeria’s undefeated star, Joshua Wahab and Muksini Swalehe of Tanzania holds in Egbeda area of Lagos State.
According to the General Secretary of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control and President of the West African Boxing Union Mr. Remi Aboderin, the Nigerian Boxing Board has sanctioned the fight to take place on Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Sponsored by Saleh Gloves Promotions and Streetwise Management, the event will hold at Nu Rock Event Center And Hotel, Egbeda, Lagos.
The bout was earlier slated for July 10 in Ghana before it was later rescheduled to hold on July 25, 2021 in Lagos.
Saleh Gloves Promotions’ CEO Saleh Fawaz and Streetwise CEO Michael Amoo-Bediako who have been in contact for over year for the event saw the event as an opportunity to raise the profile of boxing in Africa.
Joshua Wahab is promoted by DiBella Entertainment.
DiBella Entertainment has a long history of promoting African fighters, including Joshua Clotty, Emmanuel Tagoe and former IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey among others.
“Africa has produced many great talents and the slick but heavy-handed Joshua Wahab has the potential to become one of them. Vying for the WBO Africa title against a tough, unbeaten foe is an important step in that direction,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment.
He added: “With DiBella Entertainment’s guidance, Michael Amoo-Bediako’s knowledge of the African boxing scene, and the collaboration with Saleh Fawaz, Wahab’s future is very bright.”
Amoo-Bediako said, “It was unfortunate that we had to move the bout, but because there had been no communication from the GBA, as to when there would be a resolution to their dispute with BoxRec, we had no choice but to move the bout to Nigeria.”
Fawaz also spoke on the event: “We are looking forward to the homecoming fight for Joshua Wahab, as he takes on another undefeated boxer in Muksini Swalehe, of Tanzania, for the WBO Africa super featherweight title, in what will be our first co-promotion with Streetwise Management, in collaboration with DiBella Entertainment. We continue to work hard in raising the profile of boxing in Africa and this fight, along with a very interesting undercard, sets the tone moving forward.”