Nigerian boxers vow to floor South African, Tanzania, Ghanaian opponents
Nigerian boxers scheduled to participate at the GOtv Boxing Night 12, holding on October 1 in Lagos have vowed to put up stellar performances against their opponents.
The boxers, especially those fighting foreign opponents, boasted that their they will win comfortably.
The event will feature four international bouts, including an African Boxing Union welterweight title defence between Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo of Nigeria and Tanzania’s Ramadhani Shauri. Also scheduled is a Commonwealth Africa lightweight title fight between Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph and Dillon Yule of South Africa.
All action Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, the West African Boxing Union light welterweight champion, will defend his title against Ghana’s Bilal Ibrahim, while Nigeria’s Waidi “Skoro” Usman will take on Tanzania’s Juma Fundi in an international featherweight challenge duel.
Also in the light welterweight, Rilwan “Baby Face” will go up against Christmas “Tornado” Tombraye. Another lightweight clash will see the showy Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu take on Samuel Opaogun.
In the light heavyweight division, Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi will take on Akeem Adebayo.
The event, tagged the “Independence Day” edition, is the biggest ever boxing show in the history of the sport in the country. Boxers will earn a total of N20million in prize monies.
The sponsors have increased the traditional Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Cash Prize for the best boxer award from N2million to N2.5million. GOtv Boxing Night 12 will also be the first time that runners-up for the prize will receive cash rewards.
The runner-up will go home with N1million, while the second-runner-up will win N500, 000.
The announcements were made at a press conference addressed by the sponsors and organisers, Flykite Promotions.