Edo Boy wins ABU welterweight title, GOtv Boxing Night 10’s N1.5m
Stanley ‘Edo Boy’ Eribo,’ on Boxing Day defeated Ghana’s Isaac Annang Sowah to win the African Boxing Union’s (ABU) welterweight title at the GOtv Boxing Night 10, which held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.
For his impressive performance, he was also voted the best boxer of the night, winning a cash prize of N1. 5 million.
It was a classic Edo Boy performance, cleverly holding off his bulkier opponent and coming up with telling combinations when it mattered most to win by unanimous decision.
GOtv Boxing Night 10 also completed the Oto “Joe Boy “ Joseph/Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai trilogy, when the archrivals clashed for the third time. As with the previous duels, Joe Boy, national lightweight champion, won, knocking out the former national champion in the fourth of their eight-round contest. Also in the lightweight division, Rilwan “Real 1” Oladosu defeated Lion “Prince” Nwoye.
Another grudge match on the night paired Waidi “Skoro” Usman, national featherweight champion, and his predecessor; Dare “Fighting Machine” Oyewole, who was knocked out by his opponent.
In the light welterweight division, rocked by the last minute injury-induced cancellation of the West African title defence by Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, rising star Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde defeated Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan.