Nigerian boxer Olanrewaju Durodola says he is focused and determined to win the world cruiserweight title later in the year.
In a chat with The Nation, Durodola spoke on a host of things after he knocked out Michael Godwin at the Sports Hall, Police College Ikeja on his return to the ring since the defeat to Michal Cieslak in Poland in May.
After Oleksandr Usyk forfeited his titles to compete at the heavyweight division, the four major belts in the cruiserweight category are available for anyone to challenge and Durodola is willing to take his chance.
“Winning a cruiserweight title for Nigerians is my target for the year. I am a top-ranked boxer and I am ready to fight for a belt,” the former Olympian said.
“I have waited a long time for a chance like this and I believe I will shock the world as I did when I beat Dmitry Kudryashov in 2015.”
“Boxing in Nigeria, amateur and professional, has made giant strides these last few years and I want to contribute my own quota to the success of boxing,” Durodola concluded.
Durodola has been a professional since 2011, after representing Nigeria at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.