GOtv Boxing Night 8: Skoro Wins N1m Best Boxer’s Prize Money

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Boxing fans yesterday defied the heavy downpour in Lagos on Saturday as they trooped out in their numbers into the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium for the Season 8 of the GOtv Boxing and they were not disappointed as the boxers put up impressive displays.
It was however the fight between Waidi “Skoro” Usman and David Ekpeyong that was the most thrilling and it therefore came as no surprise that one of them was declared the best boxer of the night.
Usman lived up to his promise to make up for the West African Boxing Union featherweight title he lost to Edward Kekembo of Uganda in December 2015, as he made an explosive ring return and was declared winner via unanimous decision. He also carted away the N1million cash prize for the best boxer of the night.
The capacity crowd at the Indoor Sports Hall of the national Stadium, Lagos, cheered Skoro, whose fight with the equally impressive  Ekpeyong was the highlights of the night.
In the main bout of the night, Abolaji  emerged the new national middleweight champion, defeating Sunny Iyere by unanimous decision.
Earlier in the night, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde made light work of Shakiru Lateef, while Stanley Eribo defeated Dele Adeleke via a fifth round knockout in the welterweight category.
The super middleweight clash between Matthew Obinna and Samuel Igbokwe was declared a no-contest.
In the National Lightweight Challenge, fans favourite, Olaide Fijabi took just 58 seconds to dismiss the opposition put up by Tombraye Christmas.