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With (Dick) Tiger-Blood, Nwokolo Fights Barraza For UBO World Title

 
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MAY 21, 2024 / BY BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
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Following in the footsteps of greatness is not an easy, or even fair, task, but Emeka Nwokolo is going to try his best when he fights for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) world Super Welterweight title on June 22.

 
 

His father and trainer is 1984 Nigerian Olympian and accomplished pro Charles Nwokolo, AKA Young Dick Tiger, and his great uncle is the legendary Dick Tiger, who won three world championships between 1962 and 1968. Boxing runs deep in his blood.

In the main event of a show promoted by Reyes Boxing and Thrive Boxing at the DoubleTree By Hilton in Manchester, New Hampshire, Nwokolo (12-1, 11 KOs) will take a significant step up in class to face Colombian contender Jeovanis Barraza (23-3, 15 KOs).

Nwokolo (31) last boxed on January 20 when he won the UBO International title with a fifth round stoppage of Albuquerque´s Clinton Chavez at the Muhammad Ali Centre in Louisville, Kentucky.


 
 

Barraza (28) has only lost to world class opponents, Gabriel Maestre, Alexis Rocha and Giovani Santillan, is a former Colombian national champion and ABF Inter-Continental titlist, and is by far the most experienced of the two.

On top of that, the man nicknamed “Meque”, is promoted by Reyes Boxing, so Los Angeles-based Nwokolo is entering “enemy territory” for the biggest fight of his career so far.

The Nwokolo vs. Barraza UBO world Super Welterweight title fight will be preceded by a stacked undercard featuring USA-based Ecuadorian Jayson Minda taking on former IBF and WBC regional champion Cleotis Pendarvis.

Former UBO Continental Super Middleweight title-challenger Malcolm Jones also returns on this card, facing tough journeyman Christopher Arguello.

 
 
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