Boxing: We’ll Support Ridwan Scorpion To Victory Come Dec 27 – Supporters


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The ‘Ridwan Scorpion Fans Club’ on Tuesday vowed to work for the victory of Nigerian born boxer,  Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola against Jose Ramos Tornado Savin from Spain in the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight title slated for December 27th in Ibadan.

Chairman of the Scorpion Fans Club, Raifu Hakeem while speaking with journalists in Ibadan described the bout as an epic one that cannot be toyed with.

Hakeem stressed that not all things can be left for the government and the promoter alone, and that is why they resolved to support the boxer in whatever way they could.

“We came together about 4 years ago to form this group, so that we can be supporting our own fighter ‘Scorpion’ in an organized manner. Love boxing very well and we have been contributing money to help Ridwan in a little way”, he said.

Hakeem added, “there is a plan to mobilize fans in large numbers to the venue of the fight (Ilaji Sports Resort) and I can assure you that Ridwan Scorpion will defeat the Spaniard on knockout to win the WBF belt for Nigeria”.

He maintained that the fan’s club is . also organizing a prayer session too”, said the boxing fan that is popularly known as Shypon.

Meanwhile the promoter of the bout, Core Afrique Boxing Promotion, Sola Ayodele, the CEO of the firm has also assured that the belt will soon arrive Nigeria ahead of the epic bout as all hands are on desk to ensure there are no hitches.


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