The heated rivalry between Nigerian street-pop artist Portable (Habeeb Okikiola) and Nollywood actor Charles Okocha escalated into a celebrity boxing match.
Nollywood actor Charles Okocha has called for a rematch after he described his recent boxing bout with Nigerian street-pop singer Portable as rigged.
12:14 - 27.12.2023
The heated rivalry between Nigerian street-pop artist Portable (Habeeb Okikiola) and Nollywood actor Charles Okocha escalated into a celebrity boxing match. Here's a breakdown of the events leading up to their fight and the reactions from Nigerians:
09:01 - 27.12.2023
At Landmark Beach, Portable triumphed in a sanctioned bout that lasted past one in the morning, taking home the championship belt and the sweet taste of revenge.
Portable was declared the winner by the referee after fulfilling the qualifications to win the bout.
Portable rigged the boxing bout - Charles
Reacting after the bout, Charles Okocha called out the referee for irregularities, alleging that Portable removed his boxing gloves during the third round, which should have resulted in immediate disqualification.
He wrote, “How can you give up in the 3rd round when we have 4 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.”