Lagos – Peace Ikpide, the Nigerian Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion, on Thursday vowed `to crush’ Cameroonian Michel Nouden in the maiden Pro-Wrestling Africa Championship.
The fight has been scheduled for Sept. 19 in Yaoundé, the Cameroons.
Ikpide, popularly known as ‘Power Lee’, told newsmen at a news conference organised by the Ultimate Pro-Wrestling Promotions, Lagos that he was fully prepared for the fight.
“I have destroyed many giants in this profession and that makes me the number one and I will remain number one.
“I have been preparing hard for this fight and I will do everything within my powers to defeat my opponent,’’ he vowed.
The wrestler, however, appealed to the Government and corporate organisations to support his quest to win the continental fight.
“I might have the physical muscle but I don’t have the financial muscle to sponsor myself.
“I’m not fighting for my own glory alone but the glory of Nigeria; so I need all the support that will boost my morale,’’ Ikpide said.
Sunny Irabor, a wrestling promoter urged Nigerians and the media to support Ikpide in achieving his dream of being the African champion.
Irabor said that Ikpide had contributed immensely toward the growth of professional wrestling in the country and should be encouraged.
He said that professional wrestling in the country would get back to the limelight, if given the adequate support. (NAN)