President of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, has described the boxing talent hunt initiative, GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, as an investment in the youths of the country.Read More
Sulaimon “Olags” Adeosun, the youngster billed to fight Majesty Maduka in the national light heavyweight challenge contest at GOtv Boxing Night 14, has declared that his opponent will regret stepping into the ring to fight him.Read More
GOtv Boxing NextGen Search graduate, Semiu “Jagaban” Olapade, has boasted that his opponent for the national middleweight challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 14, Chukwuebuka “Wize Man” Ezewudo, will not go beyond the first round on 14 April at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.Read More
In a bid to make GOtv Boxing Night bigger, Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya (SAN), Chairman, GOtv Boxing Night and MultiChoice Nigeria, is set to splash N20million on participating boxers. This was announced in a statement by the event organisers, Flykite Sports.Read More
Fast rising light welterweight boxer, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, has dismissed the chances of his opponent, Waliu “Oganla” Arogundade, to last the distance when they clash at GOtv Boxing Night 11. Speaking ahead of the event holding on March 26 at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Baby Face said his opponent is not his match and will fall in no time.Read More
A whopping N1million has been added to the cash prize for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 11, holding on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium Ibadan, courtesy Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, Multichoice Nigeria.Read More
Kabiru “KB Godson Towolawi, also known as Bariga Terror, has declared that his opponent Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, will fall within three rounds of their clash at GOtv Boxing Night 11, holding at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan on 26 March.Read More
Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, on Monday, won the African Boxing Union welterweight title when he defeated Ghana’s Isaac Annang Sowah at GOtv Boxing Night 10, which held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.Read More
One hundred fans stand the chance to win GOtv decoders at GOtv Boxing Night 10, holding December 26 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. The decoders will be won through random draws to be held between bouts. At each of the previous editions of the event, fans won 50 decoders provided
FLYKITE Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have announced their decision that the boxing event will feature more fights beginning from the next edition holding on 2 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.
Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday, Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director of the company, said it has become necessary to increase the number of the fights from six to eight because there is a need to give more boxers opportunities to participate.
Every edition of the event, aside from the one held last December, featured six bouts. The only exception featured four.
“Boxers are emerging and need a platform to express themselves. We have just concluded the second edition of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, which threw up 16 talented guys across weight divisions. These and some of those who emerged at GOtv Boxing NextGen 1 are on the queue waiting for opportunities. Increasing the number of fights will address this quicker than sticking to the customary six-fight format,” explained Alumona.
He promised that GOtv Boxing Night 9 will be a watershed, as it will feature a number of elite boxers from within and outside Nigeria.
“We are looking at having our boxers test themselves against the toughest opponents in other countries.”
It is no use for our boxers to be local kingpins if we want them to develop and get them prepared for tougher tasks ahead. Don’t forget that this is about developing the sport within our shores and part of that development is to have our boxers fully tested by very good boxers from other countries, so as to gauge their readiness for bigger bouts,” he added.
Alumona reiterated that boxers discovered at the GOtv NextGen Search, who had their professional licences paid for by the sponsors, can hope to make their professional debuts sooner than later.