Fijabi, Oladosu, others brace up for GOtv Boxing Night 21
Former African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight champion, Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi and West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, Rilwan ‘Real One’ Oladosu are bracing up for the challenges at the GOtv Boxing Night 21, which holds on November 27 at the Rowe Park Sports Centre, Lagos. Also listed for the event, which will be broadcast live on SuperSport Select 2 (channel 34), is WABU welterweight champion, Rilwan ‘Baby Face’ Babatunde.
The coming edition of Africa’s premier boxing show will hold behind closed doors in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, as seen across the globe where fans are yet to return to venues of sporting events as advised by health authorities.
Despite the restriction on attendance, Flykite Productions, organisers of the event, have assured fans that they will not miss a minute of action, as the event will be transmitted live on SuperSport.
Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said while everyone is excited at the resumption of sporting activities, it is important that the advice of the health authorities is heeded to curtail the spread of the deadly virus.
“We are delighted to see sporting activities resume and are especially thrilled to have GOtv Boxing Night back. This edition was scheduled to hold in April but was moved because of COVID-19.
We assure fans that the seven bouts will be transmitted live and there is no chance they’ll miss a minute if they tune in. It is the duty of everyone to arrest the spread of the virus and we are happy to join the fans, who’d watch from home, to contribute to this effort,” Ugbe stated.