World Cruiser Weight champion, Bash Ali has again appealed to the Federal Government and the Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdulahi to provide an enabling environment for him to stage a World Guinness record fight in Nigeria.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the pugilist says the staging of the title fight in Nigeria will serve as a major source of revenue for the federal government.
The cruiserweight champion, who explained that Nigeria would gain at least N500 million, in addition to five comprehensive sports academies and sports equipments manufacturing company, said the only thing needed from the Federal Government is provide the enabling environment for the fight to take place.
“George Foreman did it in his country, and I want to fight here in Nigeria. The only thing we want the Federal Government of Nigeria to do is to provide enabling environment, nothing says the Federal Government should give Bash Ali one kobo. Let the Federal Government go ahead and inaugurate the LOVC for the fight,” he said
Bash, said further that his personal ambition is to crown his career by becoming the oldest boxer to win a fight in the world, however said wining the Guinness Book of Record Fight would not mark the end of his boxing career, as he intends to move into the heavyweight category, after which he would retire and go into politics.