March 25, 2016

Boxers aim for N1m as GOtv Boxing Night holds today

The Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium will come alive today, as 12 boxers seek to win N1million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer at the sixth edition of GOtv Boxing Night.

The professional boxing tourney will feature six bouts. The headline bout will see Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” take on Ghana’s Adjei Sowah for the West African middleweight title. Another West African title bout will bring Nigeria’s Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi up against Republic of Benin’s Djamiou Ekekpo.

Also on the card are two national lightweight challenge bouts. One will see Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph fight Hogan Jimoh Jnr., son of former champion, Hogan Jimoh aka Atomic Bomb.

The other will see two professional debutants, Michael “Show” Rolland and Nwoye “Lion” Prince go head to head. Two super middleweight fights are also lined up. Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna will take on Yusuf “Koste” Moshood, while Saidi “Attacker” Lawal will slug it out with Samuel “Godspower” Elegbede”.

According to Flykite Promotions, organisers of the event, a mega TV screen will be available for fans to watch the Super Eagles African Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Pharaohs of Egypt, which kicks off at 5pm. The boxing event starts by 7pm and will be broadcast live by SuperSport in 47 African countries.