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At GOtv Boxing Night 13, boxers eye N4m in prize monies


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Three of the 14 boxers scheduled to fight at GOtv Boxing Night 13 will go home with a total sum of N4 million in addition to their fighters’ purse. The cash is attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Prize for the best boxers at the event, which holds on December 26 at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The best boxer will go home with N2.5 million, while the two runners-up will win N1 million and N500, 000. The event will feature musical performances by Small Doctor, Simi, Reekado Banks and Falz The Bahd Guy.

Among the boxers that will be on parade are past winners of the best boxer award. They include Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi, Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph, who had more than once won N1 million, the sum previously attached to the prize, and Rilwan ‘Baby Face’ Babatunde, who won N2 million at GOtv Boxing Night 11.

A total of seven bouts are scheduled for the event, with the biggest being the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title decider between Nigeria’s Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph and Abdukrahim Mohammed of Egypt. Next to it is the ABU light welterweight clash between Fijabi and Shadrack ‘Punch to Punch’ Kobero of Tanzania.

In the other title fights, Nigeria’s Abolaji ‘Afonja Warrior’ Rasheed will defend his title against Arye Ayitteh of Ghana, while Baby Face and Chijioke ‘Painless’ Ngige will duel for the national lightweight title.

Three challenge bouts are on the card. In the lightweight category, Rilwan ‘Real One’ Oladosu will confront Kehinde ‘Ijoba’ Badmus, while Jimoh ‘Hogan Jimoh Jr.’ Lukman will fight Rilwan ‘Scorpion’ Opatola. The middleweight division will see Matthew ‘Wizeman’ Obinna up against David ‘Cosmos’ Awosika.

Tickets for the event are available online at, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets, Freedom Park and National Stadium, Lagos. Ticket-holding fans will be taken in buses, free of charge, to the event venue from the National Stadium and brought back at the end of the show.

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