Ghanaian Boxer Targets N1.5m Best Boxer Cash Prize


Raphael Kwabena King, the Ghanaian opponent of Nigeria’s Olaide Fijabi, has vowed to walk away with the N1.5million cash prize for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 9 on October 2.

The event, which holds at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will feature seven bouts, including two international challenge encounters.

King, an elite level light welterweight boxer had earlier boasted that he will end Fijabi’s undefeated run.
“That cash prize is mine. I am really motivated to win it and I will win it. Nigerians like to say ‘Ghana Must Go,’ but I am saying Fijabi will fall and I will pocket the money. That money is fit only for a king and I am King by name,” he raved.

In the other international duel, Oto Joseph, national lightweight champion, will face another crack Ghanaian opponent, Richard Amefu. Also in the lightweight category, Emmanuel Igwe is scheduled to take on Kabiru Towolawi in a national challenge contest, while Sikiru Shogbesan will swap punches with Prince Nwoye.

The light heavyweight division will see the ring return of national champion, the colourful Jude Iloh, fighting Adewale Masebinu. The title fight on the night is in the cruiserweight division, where Idowu Okusote will attempt to take the national title from the champion, Ekeng Henshaw. The fight line-up also includes a national lightweight challenge duel between Semiu Olapade and Ebubechukwu Eze.

The event, supported by MultiChoice, KSquare Security, Paragonis Multimedia Limited,, Bond FM and Complete Sports, will be broadcast live in 47 African countries by SuperSport.