Nigeria ’ s Helen ‘ Iron Lady ’ Joseph is set for action against Martina Horgasx from Hungary on Thursday in her bumpy return to professional boxing .
The Super- Bantamweight fight , holding at the Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket , Connecticut , United States , is the second for the 30- year – old after a one- year competition drought occasioned by lack of sponsorship.
On April 3 , Joseph ended the one- year break by defeating Edina Kiss , another Hungarian , by unanimous decision in a six – round Super- Bantamweight in New York .
The Reports that the path to Thursday was rocky for the talented U. S. – based boxer , who had to buy the fight .
This means that with promoters and sponsors still no where to be found , she had to personally raise the 10, 000 dollars demanded by organisers to give her an opponent .
This she did through the sale of tickets with the assistance of the Nigerian consulate in New York , which has been of great financial and moral support .
“ I have finally got an opponent ”, an excited Joseph speak in New York on Tuesday, just three days to the fight .
“ I am grateful to the Nigerian consulate, which played a major role in my journey to this day, ” she added on Tuesday afternoon.
Also nicknamed “ The Princess of Africa ”, Jospeh ’ s 15 – year career boasts of an impressive 21- fight record of 16 wins, including 10 knockouts ; two draws, and three “ unjust” defeats .
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