Kayode: This fight will give me a heavyweight belt

World Boxing Association number-five ranked Heavyweight, undefeated Lateef "Power" Kayode (20-0, 16 KO's) has been preparing for WBA Interim Heavyweight championship bout against fellow undefeated top rated contender Luis Ortiz ((21-0, 18 KO's) on September 11 at  Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

The resident of Hollywood, California and native of Lagos, Nigeria has been prepping for this major opportunity at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame trainer, Freddie Roach.

 

"It's going to be a great fight for both of us.  It is a great opportunity to prove myself in the Heavyweight division," said Kayode. 

 

Despite moving up from Cruiserweight, Kayode is not at all intimidated by Ortiz who will have close to a three-inch and 20-plus pound weight advantage.

 

"He is strong and big.  I know that and it doesn't concern me at all.  I spar a lot of big guys out here and I am used to it."

 

Kayode knows that a win over Ortiz will be the gateway for major opportunities in the Heavyweight division.

 

"I have been doing my job as I know this is a big opportunity.  This fight will give me a Heavyweight title belt and that will only lead me into bigger fights."

 

Kayode gives a lot of credit to the man who helped secure this opportunity.  That being his promoter Greg Cohen.

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