By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Australian based Nigerian born world rated welterweight Wale Omotoso (17-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on November 26 when he will clash with Juan Albert Godoy ( 25-12-1, 10 KOs) over twelve rounds with the IBF Pan Pacific title up for grabs at the Knox Netball Center in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia. Omotoso scored his most impressive win over former world rated Emanuel Augustus when he stopped the classy American in nine rounds in 2009. Augustus also lost in nine rounds to boxin’s best pound for pound boxer, Floyd Mayweather. In 2009 he defeated well credentialed Korean Hwan-Young Park (24-3) by KO in three rounds.
IBF #14 Omotoso is focused on a world title shot against Jan Zaveck but is expecting a tough fight against Godoy.
“Godoy has met some world class opponents like Serhiy Fedhenko, Carlos Vilches and Andriy Kotenik who he pushed to a decision,” said promoter Murray Thomson. “I am sure Wale can beat the best in the welterweight division including the IBO champion Lovemore Ndou who is based in Australia.” Thomson continued, “Ndou is very good but he’s also 39-years-old and I think Omotoso would defeat him. Wale Omotoso’s boxing agent is the respected Las Vegas based Samson Lewkowitz and we are looking for a shot at the IBF champion in 2011.”
The promoter is former Australian amateur champion Murray Thomson.