Fijabi, Skoro, others for GOTV Boxing Night 8
The eight edition of the GOTV Boxing night which will come up at the indoor sports hall of the National Stadium, Lagos on July, 30, 2016 in honour of boxing legend, Muhammed Ali who died recently.
Organizers of the boxing event announced this at a press conference yesterday in Lagos to unveil the boxers who will participate in the bouts.
According to Jenkins Alumona, the CEO of Flykite Sports, promoters of the event, the bouts which will be more explosive than the previous editions will be held in recognition of achievements of the great Muhammed Ali. In the biggest fight of the night, reigning national champion Sunny “King” Hammer will face West African middleweight champion Rasheed “Afonja Warrior” Abolaji in the a national middleweight boxing title.
“We have high-calibre match-ups in every fight. This edition will feature a national middleweight boxing title defence by Sunny “King” Hammer, reigning champion, who will take on West African middleweight champion Rasheed “Afonja Warrior” Abolaji. We have also brought in other big names and rising stars of boxing in Nigeria,” Alumona said. Apart from the title fight, the event will see national light welterweight champion, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, slug it out with Joseph “Blacky Joe” Adeniji in a challenge contest.
In the welterweight category, Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo will fight Dele “Lagelu” Adeleke, while Waidi “Skoro’ Usman will duel with David “Lucky Boy” Ekpeyong in the featherweight category.