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Rowe Park agog for boxing Night Mini showdown


All roads lead to the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos, this evening for the first edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini.

Boxing fans, who spoke at Yaba, Ojuelegba and Surulere areas of Lagos during the week expressed delight that the boxing show will afford them the opportunity of watching some of the country’s top boxers in action.

Rafiu Dehinde, a fan of Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, reigning West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, said he is delighted with the opportunity to see the boxer in action again.


“I had hoped to see him fight Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph for the African Boxing Union (ABU) title, but Joe Boy got injured and the fight has been postponed. But I’m happy that he is on the bill because he is such a good and stylish boxer,” Dehinde stated.

Chiedu Abaeneme, a fan of Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi, is equally thrilled saying that the boxer is famous around Bariga where residents are ready to troop to the venue to cheer him to victory.

“KB is well known in Bariga because he is a good boxer. Many people from Bariga will be there to cheer him to victory and watch other boxers,” he said.

Folashade Ogundipe, a female amateur boxer, said she is happy that the show will feature female boxers. “I’m happy that female boxers will participate. Female boxers have had few opportunities at the professional level. GOtv Boxing Night Mini has given us hope that we are not being ignored,” she said.

GOtv Boxing Night Mini will feature five explosive bouts. Oladosu will take on Ola Adebakin in a national lightweight challenge, while Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight champion, will take on Dennis “The Range” Mba in a challenge duel.

Other bouts are the national cruiserweight challenge between Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi and Tunji “Germani” Olajide; national light welterweight challenge between Waheed “Showmax” Shogbamu and Semiu “Jagaban” Olopade as well as the all-female super featherweight challenge clash between Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore and Omowunmi “Mummy’s Pet” Akinsanya.


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