Nigeria’s world middleweight Kickboxing Champion has threatened to kill his opponent, 42 year old Cuban, Yoel Romero in the ring as they explode in the fight scheduled for 4am Nigerian time on Sunday morning.
The five round bout which is the first title defense of New Zealand based Adesanya since he dethroned Robert Whittaker last October is taking place at UFC 248 in Las Vegas,
His opponent, Romero who has an erratic and violence style of fighting has won 13 bouts drawn 4 and yet to lose a fight compared with Adesanya with a record of 18 wins no draw and no loss, known as THE LAST STYLE BLENDER who since he made his debut in 2018 as come to be a rising star in Kick boxing.
Adesanya spoke of his opponent: “He is the guy no one wants to fight” adding, “I want 5-0. I want a wash out, I want a clean sweep but if he dies, it’s not really my problem”.
Other fighters say Romero is a wicked fighter who battles like an injured bull.
There are other fights in the under card which starts at 2 am Nigerian time.
Israel’s father had to come down from New Zealand to watch his son demolish Whittaker and after the belt was delivered to his son Israel prostrated the Yoruba way and hung the belt on his mother’s neck which drew emotions from Nigerians present in the hall.
- Eniola Olatunji.