16 boxers set for ‘Return Of Victory Night’ in Lagos
A United Kingdom- based boxing promotion company, Ace’s Solid Sports has concluded arrangement to stage a boxing championship at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Sunday. The event, tagged ‘Return of Victory Night,’ will hold in the amateur and professional cadres with no fewer than 16 boxers fighting in the ‘Night of Bomber to Bomber’ championship.
The female bout of the night will see Adebayo Damilola facing Olamide Mustapha in the bantamweight category.Aliu Ibrahim of Paramount Boxing Club will fight Fatai Ajadi of Star Boxing Club in the lightweight category, while Kabiru Salawu of Chester Boxing Club battles Kazeem Saka of Kamlat Boxing Club in the Light welterweight category. Taiwo Oyegunwa of the NSCDC will engage Oluwasegun Mustapha of Aso Rock Boxing Club in the welterweight category. All the fights are in the amateur division.
In the professional cadre, Moses Odion will take on Yusuf Olalekan in the 52kg six rounds bout, just as Taiwo Agbaje will settle scores with Tunde Olajide in the 75kg six rounds fight. In the welterweight contest, Ganiu Kolawole will battle with Sunday Olalekan and Hammed Ganiu fights Samuel Opaogun in light welterweight bout. All professional flights are six rounds.
CEO of Ace’s Solid Sports Boxing Promotion, Mr. Tunde Adegbuyi said yesterday at Mobolaji Johnson Sports Complex, Rowe Park, Yaba, that he was happy to deliver his promises on the first edition of the boxing show in Nigeria. Adegbuyi thanked all the boxing loving fans for their words of encouragement and patience after the cancellation of the event in December 2017 due to logistics issues.
He said Ace’s Solid Sports was taking a giant stride towards restructuring the lost fortune of the sport in the country, adding that the ‘Return to Victory Night’ would hold as planned this time. He called on boxing lovers in Lagos to come in their numbers to watch Nigerian boxers in action.
The President of Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), Dr. Rafiu Ladipo said that the body was glad to have another sponsor in Nigerian boxing, adding that NBB of C would ensure a smooth organization of the event.The best boxer of the night will pocket N100, 000 in addition the N50,000 donated by the NBB of C.
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