Ekpo to fight B/Faso’s Ka­bore in GOTV Box­ing Night

Daily Trust - - SPORT - From Ya­haya Ibrahim, La­gos

Nige­ria’s cur­rent su­per mid­dleweight cham­pion, Isaac Ekpo will slug it out with Jules Ka­bore of Burk­ina Faso in the In­ter­na­tional Su­per Mid­dle Weight Chal­lenge at the 4th edi­tion of the GOTV box­ing night.

The bouts are slated for Oc­to­ber 25, 2015 at in­door hall of the Na­tional Sta­dium, La­gos.

The CEO of Flykite, pro­moter of the bouts, Jenk­ins Alu­mona dis­closed this yesterday at the Na­tional Sta­dium in La­gos while un­veil­ing the box­ers that will par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the bouts which are spon­sored by GOTV ca­ble net­work TV are or­ga­nized to re­vive box­ing in the coun­try.

Some of the bouts that will come up at the com­pe­ti­tion in­clude Na­tional light Wel­ter Weight Chal­lenge, Na­tional light weight chal­lenge, Na­tional Feather Weight Chal­lenge among oth­ers.

Cur­rent cham­pion of the Na­tional Light Wel­ter Weight Chal­lenge, Olaide Fi­jabi will slug it out with Sa­heed Olayi­wola for a round of 8 in that cat­e­gory.

Also speak­ing the man­ager of the cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tion of GOTV, Efe Ebiora said cash price of N1 mil­lion is at stake for the win­ner of the bout.

She added that the com­pe­ti­tion is part of GOTV way of con­tribut­ing to re­vival of box­ing in the coun­try.

Ebiora also dis­closed that fifty fans will win GOTV decoder dur­ing the chal­lenge.

Isaac Ekpo

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