Alex Ekhorowa a Nigerian boxer based in Germany has vowed to punish his opponent Ali Muhammed of Lebanon in their March 24 boxing match in Benin.
Ekhorowa, is the current holder the Universal Board Organisation lightweight belt, The fight on the 24th is for Global Boxing Federation lightweight belt.
The professional boxer stated in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Benin on Sunday “I will shut the boastful Lebanese’s mouth up in front of my fans here in Benin to win the GBF belt.
The win will qualify me for a contention for the International Boxing Federation title in Germany later in the year.
I will so punish Muhammed to please my fans, especially the revered Oba Ewuare(Oba of Benin) and my champion Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
I decided to bring the fight to Benin City my hometown as an honour to my fans and supporters, especially my Oba and the governor.
“The governor has particularly pledged to provide me with a state-of-the art training equipment for the fight.
Both the Oba and the governor have also been tireless in their efforts at ensuring that Edo youths are respected in society through their actions and campaigns for them to shun vices inimical to themselves and society.
“We have a lot of budding talents in this state and all they require is such little encouragement and incentive to excel in life.
I was given the same opportunity in 1992; I grabbed it, and turned professional in 1995.
Today, I also have started to encourage others in my own small little way.”
Alex says he has three young boxers in his stable who he has secured licences for, and will be having exhibition fights on the same night.
He said, “One of them, Stevenson Ugbogbo, will be having an international bout on the same night, March 24 at the indoor hall of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.”