Semiu “Jagaban” Olabode has vowed to floor Ebubechukwu “Coded Man” Edeh when they clash in the national light middleweight challenge contest at the GOtv Boxing Night 9, slated for October 2 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.
Both boxers are making their professional debut after being discovered at the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search. Edeh came through GOtv NextGen Search 1, while Olabode was discovered at the second edition of the talent hunt.
“I am not called ‘Jagaban’ for nothing. Coded Man or whatever he calls himself will run for cover and announce himself as Coded Boy. He is a boy, not a man. I am putting him on notice that hell awaits him,” he boasted.
However, in his reply on a television programme, from which Jagaban was absent, Coded Man attributed his opponent’s absence to fear.
“I was hoping we would meet on the programme. He would have had a hint of what he will see in the ring,” said the Anambra-born boxer.
Their bout is one of the seven lined for GOtv Boxing Night 9, where the best boxer will go home with a cash prize of N1.5m in commemoration of GOtv’s fifth anniversary in Nigeria and the country’s independence.