West African Boxing Union lightweight champion Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu and his African Boxing Union counterpart, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, almost came to blows in Lagos on Tuesday in continuation of their long-running boxing feud.
Both boxers were present at the press conference to announce GOtv Boxing Night 19, where they will face different opponents on July 14 at the Indoor Sports Hall of Lagos’ National Stadium.
Sparks flew as boxers and their opponents were introduced by the organizers, but the event suddenly caught fire when it got to the turn of Oladosu and his next opponent, Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu.
The latter boasted that he will defeat “Real One,” who responded by describing him as a “chicken” and way below his grade in the sport.
The boisterous Oladosu followed that up, with an open challenge to Joseph. The ABU champion leapt off his seat to meet Oladosu and they had to be pulled apart.
“Real One” yelled that he wants to dethrone “Joe Boy,” a wish he had twice previously expressed at the press conference to announce GOtv Boxing Night 18 and during the event in Ibadan, when he jumped in the ring to taunt “Joe Boy” as an expired boxer. Both boxers are rated as the best in the Nigeria’s lightweight division, a situation that has bred the wish among fans to see them take on each other.
Sources close to the organizers of the event, Flykite Productions, disclosed that the anticipated fight will hold in September at the 20th edition of the event with Joseph defending his ABU title against his bitter challenger.