Nigerian Wahab to fight on Fury, Usyk undercard

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WBO Africa champion, Oluwaseun Wahab, is about to function on the undercard of the ‘Ring of Hearth’ combat evening the place WBC champion Tyson Fury and unified heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk will meet for his or her undisputed bout on Could 18 in Saudi Arabia, The PUNCH  stories.

Wahab will battle the unbeaten British boxer Mark Chamberlain in a 10-round light-weight conflict on the Kingdom Area in Riyadh.

The Nigerian boxer holds a formidable report of 23 wins and one loss with 16 of his victories coming through knockouts whereas the Brit holds an undefeated report of 15 victories and 11 KOs because it guarantees to be an entertaining conflict between each boxers.

Undefeated in Africa, the place he has fought in Nigeria and Ghana, his solely profession loss got here when he made his UK debut towards Liam Dillon at York Corridor, Bethnal Inexperienced in London.

Wahab suffered a majority choice loss within the combat. He has since made up for it with an eleventh spherical technical knockout win over Sikiru Shogbesan to defend his title in the primary occasion of the ‘Rumble in Lasgidi’ occasion in 2023.

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The WBO Africa super-featherweight champion will probably be desirous to make it back-to-back wins when he takes to the ring for the star-studded occasion in Saudi Arabia.

The organiser of the Riyadh Season occasion sequence, Turki Al al-Sheikh, commented on the combat card for the boxing occasion between Usyk and Fury. In response to him, it’s a highly effective card for all boxing followers, containing a number of sturdy matchups that might have simply been headline occasions.

“To these searching for low-quality or weird ‘circus’ fights, look elsewhere. We attempt to supply distinctive combat playing cards for the followers,” Turki Al al-Sheikh wrote on Fb.

Fury did not impress in his final combat towards Francis Ngannou, struggling to a factors win, with many within the boxing world now tipping Usyk as favorite to beat the ‘Gypsy King.’

Nevertheless, the WBC champion stays assured of turning into the primary undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.


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