GOtv Boxing Night gets bigger, best boxer to win N1m

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Pay-TV provider, GOtv, has announced that the best boxer at the 3rd edition of the GOtv Boxing Night will go home with a cash prize of N1million and a trophy in addition to his/her fighter’s purse.

This was disclosed today at a press conference in Lagos by Mr. Jenkins Alumona, CEO of Flykite Productions, promoters of the six-bout professional boxing event holding at the Indoor Sports Hall of the ‎National Stadium, Lagos, on 26 July.

The biggest bout on the card at the tournament, sanctioned by the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, is the 12-round National Light Middleweight contest between Sule “Tyson” Olagbade, reigning champion, and Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed.

Also on the card is a six-round international female bout between Nigeria’s Helen “Iron Lady” Johnson and Gifty “Tiger” Amanua Ankrah of Ghana

The event will also feature a Light Welterweight challenge duel between Kazeem “Iberu” Ariyo and Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi. The fight will span eight rounds.

In the Lightweight category, Prince Nurudeen Fatai will take on Chibuzor “T-Boy” Obi over eight rounds, while Sunday “Golden Child” Ajuwa is billed to fight Femi “Easywhite” Ajayi in an eight round Cruiserweight challenge bout.

In the Heavyweight division, Onoriode “Onos” Ehwarieme will go head-to-head with Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu in a six-round challenge bout.

GOtv Boxing Night, which has the pay-TV company as the headline sponsor, is supported by MultiChoice, SuperSport, Custodian Life Assurance plc,  KSquare Security, Newsbreak.ng, Complete Sports, Brilla FM, Paragonis Multimedia Limited and PM NEWS.

The competition debuted in November 2014 as a way of reviving the sport in the country. The second edition held in March.

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