Babyface emerges best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 21, wins N1m
Babatunde emerged the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 21, which held at the Rowe Park Sports Centre in Lagos. The West African Boxing Union welterweight champion went home with the Mojisola Ogunsanya memorial trophy, and the N1m cash prize.
Baby Face, saw off Jubril “Terrible” Olalekan in the second round of their eight-round national welterweight challenge to emerge the choice of journalists that covered the event.
Habeeb “Ige” Oladeji won the national bantamweight title by defeating Tunde “Turning Star” Olojede, by a split decision in an explosive 10-round fight.
The lightweight rematch between Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, and Prince “Lion” Nwoye, ended in victory for Oladosu, the WABU champion. Oladosu, who dominated the bout all through, won by unanimous decision.
The much-anticipated ring return of Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi saw the former African Boxing Union (ABU) light welterweight champion given a fairly tough time by Dennis “The Range” Mbat. Fijabi, however, showed plenty of stuff as he stopped the courageous Mbat in the fourth round.
A knockout victory was also recorded in the light heavyweight division where little known Segun “Success” Olanrewaju stopped knockout exponent, Cosmos “Awosika” David, in the second round.
In other bouts, Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan stopped Kazeem “Delight” Oliwo, via a technical knockout in the super featherweight division, while Alaba “Elybow” Omotola enhanced his reputation by seeing off Lateef “Akin Jnr” Akinola in a similar fashion.
Yesterday’s event was the first edition of GOtv Boxing Night without fans. It was staged behind closed doors because of Covid-19 protocols.