Nigeria’s Helen Joseph vows to claim IBF female title in Accra August 25
By Prince Dornu-Leiku: Nigerian female boxer Helen Joseph says she is ready and fired up to claim the vacant IBF Female Featherweight belt when she faces Dahianna Santana of the Dominican Republic in Ghana on August 25.
Article posted on 04.07.2012
Joseph, 11-1-1, fights the vastly experienced Santana (29-6) in the headliner of Ghanaian syndicate GoldenMike Promotions and their parent company Golden Concepts’ bill scheduled for the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Nigerian who is virtually based in Ghana training under Kofi Darku Ricketts, is confident of victory.
“I know I will beat Santana despite her intimidating record. She has been beating others but she will meet her waterloo when she gets in the ring with me. My coaches have been working on me and I promise my teeming Nigerian fans to expect victory. I will also present the belt to the governor of my state when I win it,” the River State born Helen Joseph told the Nigerian newspaper PM News Weekend at a press conference to announce the fight to Nigerians last week.
Remi Aboderin, Secretary General of the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control, pledged their full support for Helen Joseph even as she will fight in Ghana.
Mr. Aboderin said: “The NBB of C is ready to Helen all necessary support she needs to become a world champion. Of course, it will be a plus for the board and the entire country if a Nigerian boxer becomes a world champion.”
Meanwhile, Mike Tetteh, GoldenMike Promotions CEO Mike Tetteh announces that the other bouts on the August 25 bill will soon be made public after signing of all fight contracts.
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