Slap fight debuts in Nigeria this month
Mr Abdullrahman Orosanya, the Executive Director, TKK Sport, promoter of Slap Fight Nigeria, who disclosed this in a statement in Lagos, said the date is yet to be picked.
He said that plans were in top gear for the inaugural championship scheduled for Lagos in October, while the title fight would hold in December, also in Lagos.
Orosanya explained that Slap fighting is a newly introduced sport in Nigeria, but had been mordenised in Russia and had gained popularity in the U.S. and some European countries.
“Slap Fighting is a combat sport, or at least, a self-proclaimed combat sport.
“The origins of Slap Fighting are rather blurry, but the concept itself has been a long-time practice and has had its place in popular media.
“Slap Fight competitive style tournaments are much more modern. The era of modern Slap Fighting popularity was ushered in by Russian tournaments 2010 that pitted competitors against each other in competition.
“Presently, the championship is holding in the USA, Britain, Poland, Russia and South Africa with Nigeria been the newest bride.
“Plans are in top gear for the inaugural championship holding in Lagos state in October, while the title fight is slated for December, also in Lagos,” he said.
Orosanya said that the competition would be in four categories: Middleweight, Lightweight, Heavyweight and Super Heavyweight