Battle of Legends: Bobby Lashley, Hulk Hogan, others to arrive on Wednesday

wresstlingBobby Lashley, who on Friday will battle with Nigeria’s Osita Offor, alias De Ultimate Commander, for the UPWF World Heavyweight Championship belt, is expected in Nigeria on Wednesday, the organisers of the fight have said.

Lashley, who from the United States of America (US), is challenging De Ultimate Commander for his title in the wrestling championship tagged, Battle of legends.

The fight, among other bouts, will hold at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos, on December 6. Other fighters expected in Nigeria for the Battle of Legends include Shelton Benjamin, Shane Douglas, ‘Nature Boy’ Paul Lee, the great Hulk Hogan, The Barbarian, Boogieman, J. Baptista, Dominoes, Eric Milford a.k.a American Nightmare, and Congo Twins.

According top the fight promoter, Aghalieaku Arinze, the wrestlers will leave the US on Tuesday evening and arrive in Lagos on Wednesday.

“Everything is ready for the championship, which promises great entertainement for nIgerian fans.

“Apart rom the wrestlers, we have such artistes as Tuface Idibia, Omawunmi, Tee Mac, Yaw and Funmi Davis, among others, performing at the event.

“The people, who will set the ring are already in Nigeria, so we are ready to go.” Earlier, former Inspector General of Police, Mike Okiro, had assured wrestling fans of adequate security at the event.

According to Okiro, who is now the head of the Police Service Commission, the Nigerian security apparatus have been mobilized to ensure that all those coming for the championship enjoy themselves without any fear.

“This is another avenue to showcase the securirty of Nigeria to the outside wiorld. Contrary to what many foreigners have been fedm, we will use this championship to demonstrate that the country is safe for everybody, bioth visitors and citizens of Nigeria,” he said.

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