The speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara will fight Floyd Mayweather, retired American professional boxer, in a charity boxing match.
The pair will face-off on Wednesday, June 14, at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
Donatus Okonkwo, chairman of Tetrazzini Group of companies, made this known while speaking with journalists on Monday.
Tetrazzini is the parent company of Zinni media, organisers of the American boxer’s 3-day visit to Nigeria.
“We are happy to tell you that Mayweather will be engaging Dogara in a charity bout to be staged in Abuja,” said Okonkwo.
The charity boxing match is among the line-up of activities Mayweather will be involved in during his stay in Nigeria from June 12 to June 15.
The boxer recently announced that he will make an appearance at Club Rumors, a nightclub owned by 2baba.
“It’s the one and only Floyd Mayweather. Nigeria, June 12th, June 13th, June 14th Nigeria, the motherland prince, I’ll see you guys soon,” the 40-year-old recently said.
Mayweather is also expected to visit Ghana and Liberia in continuation of his African tour.