Portable rejects Okocha request for rematch

Nigerian street-pop artist, Habeeb Badmus, aka Portable, has rejected Nollywood actor, Charles Okocha’s call for a rematch, refusing to hand over the belt.

Recall that Okocha was defeated by Portable in a Heritage Boxing Entertainment celebrity bout on Tuesday night at Landmark Beach, Oniru, near Victoria Island, Lagos.

Following four rounds of action, Portable was declared the winner by the referee.

Okocha described their boxing bout as rigged, saying that Portable removed his boxing gloves in the third round, an action that should have led to immediate disqualification.

The two were engaged in an online feud over an alleged N40m rip-off. Portable claimed that Okocha cheated him out of the money and only sent him a small amount.

In the aftermath of the bout, Okocha took to his Instagram page to call out the referee for irregularities, alleging that Portable removed his boxing gloves during the third round, which should have resulted in immediate disqualification.

“How can you give up in the third round when we have four rounds? How do you take off your gloves in the third round, leading to total disqualification when the fight hasn’t ended?

“Y’all know this was rigged, with an incompetent referee who knows nothing about boxing rules. Nevertheless, we move on. Rematch coming soon,” he wrote.

In response, Portable released multiple videos on Friday vehemently opposing Okocha’s demands, expressing reluctance to fight him, and instead directing him to two-time world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.

“You want another beating? You that weigh more than I do, I beat you and collected money and belt. First round I beat you, second round I beat you, third round and fourth round, I beat you. Go and fight another person, if you want to fight, go and call Anothy Joshua, I am not dropping this belt,” Portable said.



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