Nigerian boxing champion, Chinedu Okeke, to face veteran US-naval office

Current Light Middleweight Intercontinental Champion, Chinedu Okeke, will come up against a United States’ veteran naval officer, Prince Shawn Michael Hamilton, in a HBE Middleweight International Championship.

The fight is billed to hold at IfeanyiUbah Stadium in Nnewi.

According to a release from the promoters of the fight, Heritage Promotions, the fight will come up on December 30, 2018, at Nnewi and it will be partly bankrolled by Capital Oil and Gas, owned by Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, who indicated interest to host the event in Nnewi.

Samuel Opara, Director of Heritage Productions, said that the Nigerian boxer, who is based in Senegal, will be entering the ring on the back of his recent triumph over Abdulkareem Ba of Senegal, whom he defeated in the Middleweight international fight in July to earn the intercontinental championship.

The promoters noted that this is an LBF (Legend Boxing Foundation), one of the world’s sanctioning boxing association, with promotional and other incentives at stake for the eventual winner between the Nigerian and his American challenger.

Meanwhile, speaking on the fight, Okeke noted that he has prepared for his challenger, expressing full confidence of overcoming Hamilton.

“There is no fear because this is all that we know how to do. I am looking forward to the fight with high optimism,” he said.