Nigerian boxer, Olaide Fijabi has embarked on a sex strike in preparation for the defense of his Africa Boxing Union (ABU) Super Lightweight title in Senegal.
Fijabi, who has a record of 11 straight wins, five knockouts and no defeats, will be facing 31-year-old Senegalese, Abderrazak Houya, who has 11 fights, 10 wins and one defeat.
The bout will take place on the 20th of October at the Canal Olympia arena in Dakar.
Fijabi’s last fight saw him defeat Kazeem Ariyo during the 15th GOtv Boxing Night in Ibadan in July. Houya on his part also won his last fight in March by defeating France’s Aimen Souihli with a unanimous point decision.
Concerning his preparation for the showdown, Fijabi said,
“I am preparing very well. After fighting in Ibadan, I was told that I would be fighting in Senegal. So I am in camp now preparing very hard. For the past three months, I have not had sex with my girlfriend. I won’t go close to her until I retain my title in Senegal. I am going for serious business in Senegal.”
“This is not the first time I will be fighting outside Nigeria. When I was still in the amateur ranks, I fought in London despite facing a different set of crowd.
I believe in myself and my ability, and I am confident of maintaining my unbeaten record.”
His coach, Joe Mensah says the trip to Senegal on October 20 would be rewarding for Nigeria:
“We will do everything possible to get victory in Senegal. Fijabi is one of the cool-”headed boxers in Nigeria, and he is responding well in training ahead the showdown in Senegal. Though we don’t have much information about his opponent yet, we are not leaving anything to chances. We will win in Senegal.” he said.
Olaide Fijabi goes on sex strike ahead of title defense