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Rumble in Japan : Oyekola ‘Scorpion’ defeats Watanabe

WBF International Super featherweight Champion, Nigeria’s boxing sensation Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola defeated his Japanese opponent Daisuke Watanabe through unanimous decision in 8-Round Super-featherweight Contest fight at the Gateaux Kingdom Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan on Sunday, Sportinglife.ng reports.

Despite fighting in his hometown of Sapporo, the Japanese could not withstand his opponent as the judges scored the Nigerian 78-75, 78-74, 78-73 after 8 tough rounds of actions under Hiranaka Boxing School promotions cards.

Coming into the fight, the Ibadan- born boxer was on training tour in Dubai, UAE, where he had sparring sessions with top boxers including the current WBC International Super featherweight champion, Shakur Stevenson.

The 25-year-old boxer won the WBF title on December 27, 2020 when he defeated Argentina’s Lucas Mattias Montesino at the Ilaji Hotels ans Sports Resort in Ibadan.
Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola displays his belt

He then went ahead to defeat Ghanaian challenger, Emmanuel Noi Mensah also by unanimous decision 80-72, 80-72, 79-72 in a Super featherweight challenge at the same Ilaji Hotels ans Sports Resort on August 27,2021.

He also defeated Charlemagne Agbetomey of Benin Republic who failed to come out for round 2 in their challenge fight at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan on February 27, 2022.

Oyekola (9-1-1, 5), is however expected to join Hiranaka BS Gym in Japan.

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