Lateef Kayode Wraps Up And Ready For 9/11

WBA Heavyweight Title (The Joint, Hard Rock Cafe & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada): Lateef "Power" Kayode Vs. Luis Ortiz, Thursday, September 11, 2014 -- As Nigeria's Lateef Kayode wrapped up training moments ago, Sept. 8, 2014 at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, Calif., I told him no one else could beat him but himself. Only Lateef can beat Lateef, letting him know we're giving him all the support to knock the hell out of Cuba's Luiz Ortiz. I told him judging by accounts of how we do stuff back home, you're his senior by four years and he should give you that respect and use your seniority grounds to nail him. I told him, I don't want any distant fight for long stories to emerge. I want a knockout and I want it as quick as possible. Just remember your story--from Onipan bus stop to Palmgrove on Ikorodu Road and all that hustle to help your friends and family have decent meals--and you don't want to blow that big meal away. "I don't want a distant fight", I repeated," I want a knockout." Lateef responded: "Yes Sir, Yes Sir." The journeyman knows he needs the crown badly and a story that follows "The Journey." Image: Ehirim Files Images