Boxers talk tough as GOtv boxing night 11 debuts in Ibadan
Boxers billed to fight in the maiden edition of the GOtv Boxing Night in Ibadan have been trading boasts ahead of the event, which will feature seven fights, including two international bouts.
The event at the Liberty Stadium promises to be explosive as each boxer vies not just for glory, but a N2 million cash prize and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer on the night.
Ghana’s Anma Dotse is seeking to end the reign of West African lightweight king, Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph in a title fight.Dotse has vowed to avenge the loss of Ghanaian boxers to their Nigerian counterparts in recent times to prove that “Ghana remains the powerhouse of boxing in Africa. Joe Boy has had his fill of glory. I am coming to clip his wings.”
Responding, Joe Boy described his opponent as a mere attention seeker. “Africa is my territory. I will only use him to prepare for tougher challenges on the global stage. He is a mere distraction and I will make him pay for it in the ring,’’ replied Joe Boy.
Another major encounter on the night is a light welterweight challenge duel between an Ibadan-indigene, Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi, and Togolese Sunday Yao.Fijabi has promised to make light the work of his opponent. “Two boxers have declined to fight me because they know the consequences. Yao will fall,” he said.
Similarly scheduled to fight is the explosive Ibadan-based boxer, Akeem ‘Dodo’ Sadiku, who will swap punches with Kazeem ‘KC Confidence’ Saka in a light middleweight duel. Sadiq ‘Happy Boy’ Adeleke, fellow Ibadan-based boxer, will take on Taiwo ‘Twin Warrior’ Kareem.
The light heavyweight will have Adewale ‘Masevex’ Masebinu fighting Kabiru ‘KB Godson’ Towolawi in a challenge duel. Wahab ‘Hammer’ Adebisi, who lost the national light middleweight title to Sule ‘Tyson’ Olagbade, will take on Tyson in a rematch to seek his pound of flesh, while promising youngster, Rilwan ‘Baby Face’ Babatunde, will square up to Waliu ‘Oganla’ Arogundade in a light welterweight challenge contest.
The event, sponsored by GOtv, with the support of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, MultiChoice, Brila FM, KSquare Security, Paragonis Multimedia Limited, Bond FM, Complete Sports, ZetaWeb and Newsbreak.ng, will be broadcast live on SuperSport in 47 African countries.
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