Boxers Declare Readiness for Battle


Nigerians boxers scheduled to participate at GOtv Boxing Night 12, holding on October 1, at the Indoor Sports of the National Stadium, Lagos, have vowed  to put up stellar performances against their respective opponents.

Boxers scheduled for the seven fights lined up for the event boasted that they will see off their respective opponents.  Each boxer, especially those fighting foreign opponents boasted that they will win comfortably.

 The event will feature four international bouts, including an African Boxing Union welterweight title defence between Stanley Eribo of Nigeria and Tanzania’s Ramadhani Shauri. Also scheduled is a Commonwealth Africa lightweight title fight between Oto Joseph and Dillon Yule of South Africa.

All action Olaide Fijabi, the West African Boxing Union light welterweight champion, will defend his title against Ghana’s Bilal Ibrahim, while Nigeria’s Waidi Usman will take on Tanzania’s Juma Fundi in an international featherweight challenge duel.

Also in the light welterweight, Rilwan “Baby Face” will go up against Christmas Tombraye. Another lightweight clash will see the showy Rilwan Oladosu take on Samuel Opaogun.

In the light heavyweight division, Kabiru Towolawi will take on Akeem Adebayo.

The event, tagged the “Independence Day” edition, is the biggest ever boxing show in the history of the sport in the country. Boxers will earn a total of N20 million in prize monies. The traditional Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Cash Prize for the best boxer award has been increased from N2 million to N2.5 million by the sponsors. GOtv Boxing Night 12 will also be the first time that runners-up for the prize will receive cash rewards. The runner-up will go home with N1 million, while the second-runner-up will win N500,000. The announcements were made at a press conference addressed by the sponsors and organisers, Flykite Promotions.