Former World Cruiserweight Champion, Bash Ali, claimed that he is ready to fight immediate past WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO champion Andy Ruiz Jr in his much-vaunted effort to enter the Guinness Record as the oldest man to fight in a boxing match in Africa
The 63-year-old Ali who has not fought professionally for over 15 years, made the outlandish claims in a telephone chat on Lóri papa, a popular Sport zone on radio station Fresh FM.
In his conversation with Babatunde Saheed (Mr Sport) on Fresh FM, he claimed the fight is going to hold at M.K.O Abiola National Stadium in Abuja and it will generates 1.5 billion U.S Dollars for Nigeria.
Ruiz Jr knocked out Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight titles before losing the belts in a rematch last December.
The fighter who made history as Africa’s first-ever World Cruiserweight Champion in 1985 claimed to beat Andy Ruiz Jr “like a boy”.
Ali, who had tried to stage a version of this fight nearly every year for the past 15 years and has harangued every government in power in that timeframe, gave vent to his frustrations about the apparent lack of support from the federal government and Nigerians in general.
“Why can’t the government support something that can put the country in the history books?” Ali queried.
Ali recently embarked on a media blitz to drum up support for his long-held dream.
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