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Abuchi, Ogunbunmi win GOtv boxing night’s N1.5m cash prize

By Christian Okpara
22 August 2022   |   2:38 am
Light welterweight boxers, Bartholomew Abuchi and Yusuf Ogunbunmi, at the weekend, won N1.5 million for emerging the best boxer and runner-up respectively at GOtv Boxing Night 26.

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Light welterweight boxers, Bartholomew Abuchi and Yusuf Ogunbunmi, at the weekend, won N1.5 million for emerging the best boxer and runner-up respectively at GOtv Boxing Night 26.

The eight-bout boxing show was held at the Molade Okoya Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

Abuchi, who defeated Samuel African Mayweather Adebayo by unanimous decision, was adjudged the best boxer of the night, thereby, winning the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and the N1million cash prize attached to it.

The runner-up, Ogunbunmi’s performance in the keenly contested bout against Kabiru KB Sniper Salawu, which he won by split decision, was adjudged the second-best of the night.

He became the first winner of the N500, 000 runner-up prize, which was introduced at this edition of the GOtv Boxing Night.

GOtv Boxing Night 26 hosted eight bouts instead of the traditional seven. In the International featherweight challenge, Taiwo Esepor Agbaje was in a killer mood, as he saw off his Ghanaian opponent Emmanuel Agogo Mensah in a dismissive fashion, knocking him out in the seventh round.

Afonja Afonja Warrior Rasheed failed to make a dream return to the show, as he was knocked out by Sulaiman Armour Tank Jafaru in their clash.

Winner of the Mojisola Ogunsola Trophy at GOtv Boxing Night 25, Stephen Freeman Kadima, was unable to repeat his heroics this time around, as Muritador Monyashau held him to a draw in the national cruiserweight duel, the same outcome was recorded in the lightweight clash between Ayobami Latest Azeez and Sodiq Golden Boy Oyakojo.

In another lightweight bout, Prince Lion Nwoye defeated Funsho Moshood by a split decision. In the super Bantamweight division, Tosin Soja Boy Osagbovo knocked out Tajudeen Amusa.