Flykite Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have assured fans coming to the 12th edition of the event of adequate security in and around the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, venue of the event.
Speaking in Lagos yesterday, Mr. Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director, Flykite Promotions, explained that fans have nothing to fear when they come for the event taking place on October 1.
“Adequate security has been put in place to ensure fans enjoy the event. We take safety very seriously and over the last 11 editions, we have recorded no unsavoury event. Fans, who are the soul of the sport, need to feel safe to enjoy themselves. One of our partners, KSquare Security, is a top-tier security firm with vast experience in the handling of big events like this. There is nothing to fear,” said Alumona.
A total of seven bouts are scheduled for the 12th edition, with four of them being international bouts. The biggest bout on the night will see reigning African Boxing Union welterweight champion, Nigeria’s Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, defend his title against Ramadhani Shauri of Tanzania. Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph will face Israel Kammwamba of Malawi for the Commonwealth Africa lightweight title fight. Another Tanzanian, Juma Fundi, will exchange punches with Nigeria’s Waidi “Skoro” Usman in an international featherweight challenge contest. In the light welterweight category, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi of Nigeria will stake his West African Boxing Union title when he faces Ghana’s Bilal Ibrahim.
Other bouts lined-up include a national challenge bout between Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu and Samuel Opaogun; boxing prodigy, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will fight Tombraye “Tornado” Christmas in the light welterweight category while Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi will duel with Akeem Adebayo in a national light heavyweight challenge.
The boxers are in line to earn a total of N20million in prize monies. The winner of the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Award for the best boxer will go home with N2.5million. The two runners-up will win N1million and N500,000 respectively.