Bash Alli gets April 2024 fight date

Edwin  - CEO January 1, 2024
Updated 2024/01/01 at 11:28 PM
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Bash Alli
Bash Alli

Chases Guinness World Record as an active sexagenarian fighter



By Ed Emeanua


Bash Alli continues his quest for boxing supremacy when he again steps inside the roped square in April 2024 to shatter his pugilistic record to smithereens as an active sexagenarian fighter.


Should the Nigerian cruiserweight’s boxing mission succeed, ‘Mr. President’ would have achieved two of his outstanding dreams in one night of fighting exertion: winning the Guinness World Record as the oldest fighter ever and becoming the most senior boxer to win a world boxing title.


Regional and Minor Titles Won by Bash Alli

  • December 03, 1980, USBA Cruiserweight Title
  • September 12, 1984, USA California State Cruiserweight Title
  • June 19, 1985, NABF Cruiserweight Title
  • April 10, 1987, WBC International Cruiserweight Title
  • September 23, 1988, Nigerian Heavyweight Title
  • February 23, 1990, WBC International Cruiserweight Title
  • July 31, 1993, African Boxing Union Heavyweight Title
  • September 11, 2000, WBF Cruiserweight Title
  • August 15, 2004, WBF Cruiserweight Title


Alli will turn 68 in February, making him the oldest active fighter to engage in a competitive World Championship match should he fight in April for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) cruiserweight diadem as planned.


“Not only do I plan to fight in April 2024 for the world title and become the oldest boxer to fight in a world title match, I am going to win the fight and become the most aging fighter to hold a world boxing record,” Alli stated.


“It is my dream to retire as a boxer at 70. I also intend to retire from my career eventually a world champion.”


American Bernard Hopkins set the record for the oldest boxer to win a world championship on three different occasions – initially aged 46; then Hopkins upended his record in 2013 when he was 48; and Hopkins still holds the record after beating Beibut Shumenov in 2014, aged 49.


George Foreman is the oldest to ever win the world heavyweight boxing championship of significant honors and the second-oldest in any weight class after Bernard Hopkins (at light heavyweight).


It should be noted that since 2006, Ali has been making overtures to the Nigerian Federal Government to help stage his World Championship fight.
The Nigerian fighter had in the past argued that the event would lift him and Nigeria into the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest boxer to fight in a world title fight and the country of his birth.

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