The Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will come alive today when it hosts the eighth edition of the GOtv Boxing Night.
The event, which is dedicated to the memory of legendary boxer, Muhammed Ali, will feature six star-studded professional bouts.
On parade will be Sunny “King Hammer” Iyere, who will defend his national middleweight title against Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed over 12 rounds. So will be African featherweight title contender, Waidi “Skoro” Usman, who will fight David “Lucky Boy” Ekpeyong. Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, the national light welterweight champion initially billed to fight Joseph “Blacky Joe” Adeniji, will take on Christmas Tombraye.
Adeniji pulled out of the contest at the last minute on account of injury.
In the welterweight division, Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo will take on Dele “Lagelu” Adeleke. The two remaining fights will see Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna duel with Samuel “Lion Heart” Igbokwe in a super middleweight clash, while Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde goes against Shakiru “No Shaking” Lateef.
The event kicks off at 5pm and will be broadcast live by SuperSport in 47 African countries.
The best boxer at the event, to be decided by journalists, will win N1m cash prize and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.