The quartet of Olaide Fijabi, Stanley Eribo, Oto Joseph and Waidi Usman will be the leading names at the 10th edition of GOtv Boxing Night scheduled to hold on December 26, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.
This was announced yesterday at a conference addressed by the organisers in Lagos. GOtv Boxing Night 10, explained the organisers, is a milestone edition, being the tenth of the event.
Seven bouts, including the African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight title bout and the West African Boxing Union light welterweight title duel, have been scheduled.
The ABU title will see Nigeria’s national champion, Eribo, takes on Tanzania’s national champion, Meshack Mwankemwa, for the vacant title. The sub-regional title bout pairs Fijabi and Ghana’s Raphael Kwabena in a greatly anticipated rematch. Both boxers clashed at GOtv Boxing Night 9, a close-fought challenge contest that the Nigerian won via a split decision.
Similarly scheduled is the rematch between eternal rivals, reigning national lightweight champion, Oto Joseph, and his predecessor, Nurudeen Fatai.
The line-up also includes Waidi “Skoro” Usman, West African featherweight champion, fighting Dare Oyewole in a challenge bout, while Kabiru Towolawi takes on Felix Igwe in a light heavyweight challenge duel.
Two other potentially cracking fights will have Rilwan Oladosu clash with Prince Nwoye in the lightweight division, while Rilwan Oladosu will test his credentials as a budding light welterweight star against Sikiru Shogbesan.
The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1.5million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.