By Xavier Porter | January 12, 2019 | Brooklyn, NY

Undefeated Super Featherweight WBA-NABA titlist is set and ready to take the next step towards becoming a world champion when he opens the next ShoBox card on February 1 at the Main Street Armory, in Rochester, New York.

Fighting out of Boston, MA by way of Albany, NY, Nova (14-0, 10 KOs) will be facing fellow undefeated title contender Oluwaseun Joseph Wahab (17-0, 11 KOs) of Accra, Ghana by way of Lago, Nigeria.

“This is my first time fighting on Showtime,” said Nova, “I’m excited to be opening the card.”

“I am promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions, Murphy’s Boxing, and Twelve Rounds Promotions. My team has put me in a great position. I am hoping to become ranked in the top five in my division after this fight.”

Wahab is an understudy of the great and former two division world champion Azumah Nelson. Nelson, considered to be the greatest African boxer of all time, holds Wahab in high regard and feels that he has the skills to the next great fighter from Africa.

“I’m facing a good fighter. He has good speed and good punching power. He’s going to come to win. He’s going to come to fight. He’s a three-time Nigerian champion. I know he’s going to be ready and so am I.”

In speaking with Nova, the Dominican and Puerto Rican fighter understands fully what’s at stake and up for grabs with a successful victory on fight night. Make no mistake about it: Nova understands his position in his current division (Super Featherweight – 130lb).

“My division is pretty stacked. There’s a lot of good fighters in my division. My division is one of the most popular divisions in boxing today.”

“I like the competition. Hopefully after this fight and a couple others, I will be fighting for a world title before the end of the year. I am hoping to fight five to six times this year. It doesn’t matter to me which organization I win a title under, I just want to become a world champion.”

Nova has fought some of the best and current rising talents in boxing during his years in the amateur ranks. He has sparred and trained with Middleweight World Champions Daniel Jacobs, Demetrius Andrade; Welterweight World Champion Terence Crawford; and undefeated USBA Lightweight Champion Devin Haney and many others. Highly touted, he is no longer considered a prospect. He is now viewed as a title contender on the cusp of greatness.

“I have power, speed, and good lateral movement. There’s a reason why fighters don’t call me out.”

“I didn’t choose boxing, boxing chose me. I want to win titles in multiple divisions but first I have to take care of business on February 1.”

To hear the full interview, click on the link below.

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