GOtv boxing NextGen search unveils 16 young boxers
Second edition of GOtv Boxing NextGen search ended on Friday, with the unveiling of 16 promising young boxers at a brief ceremony held at the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame Gym.
The boxers were selected from a crowd of over 100 boxers, who participated in sparring sessions that lasted two days.
Joe Mensah, renowned boxing coach and head of the selection panel, thanked the sponsors for their desire to see the country produce a new generation of professional boxers. General Secretary of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, Remi Aboderin, described the decision of the sponsors to pay for the professional licences of the boxers as a bold sign of encouragement, adding that the products of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 1, who benefited from a similar gesture, have started doing well as professionals.
Managing Director of Flykite Promotions and Jenkins Alumona, organisers of the talent search, said one of the boxers selected from the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search will make his professional debut at GOtv Boxing Night 9 on October 2.