Fans billed to attend GOtv Boxing Night 13, holding onÂ 26 DecemberÂ at the Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, are thrilled by decision of the organizers to provide free bus rides for those who buy tickets. The buses, which will be at the National Stadium, Surulere, will move ticket holding fans to the venue of the event and bring them back after the show. The event will feature musical performances by Small Doctor, Falz The Bahd Guy, Reekado Banks and Simi. Tickets for the event are available online atÂ ariiyatickets.com, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets, Freedom Park and National Stadium, Lagos.
A fanÂ MondayÂ Akpochi, said he is particularly happy that the organisers have thought of the convenience of the fans by providing free buses. Another fan, Karimu Kawonise, who lives in Ajegunle, said he is delighted by the decision, saying it will make it really easy for fans going to the venue from the mainland.
â€œIt is a very good thing. It means we do not have to worry about getting to the venue or returning to the mainland when the show ends. One must thank the organisers,â€ he said
GOtv Boxing Night 13 will feature seven fights including two African Boxing Union (ABU) title clashes and a West African Boxing Union title defence along with two national title fights. In the lightweight category, Nigeriaâ€™s Oto â€œJoe Boyâ€ Joseph will take on Egyptâ€™s Abdulrahim Ahmed for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) title, while Olaide â€œFijabornâ€ Fijabi willÂ attempt to win the light welterweight continental title when he confronts Kenyaâ€™s Michael Odhiambo. Abolaji â€œAfonja Warriorâ€ Rasheed will defend his West African Boxing Union title against Ghanaâ€™s Arye Ayitteh,
The lightweight division will also feature Rilwan â€œReal Oneâ€ Oladosu, who will fight Kehinde â€œIjobaâ€Badmus for the national title. Rilwan â€œBaby Faceâ€ Babatunde will square up to Chijioke â€œPainlessâ€ Ngige for the national light welterweight crown.
Two challenge bouts in the lightweight and super middleweight divisions respectively will see Rilwan â€œScorpionâ€ Oyekola clash with Jimoh â€œHogan Jimoh Jr.â€ Lukman, while Matthew â€œWizemanâ€ Obinna will duel with Cosmos â€˜Awosikaâ€ David. Tickets for the event are available online atÂ ariiyatickets.com, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets as well as National Stadium, Lagos.
Meanwhile, Abdulrahim Ahmed, Egyptian and Mediterranean lightweight champion, has vowed to defeat Nigeriaâ€™s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph when they clash for the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title fight at GOtv Boxing Night 13 onÂ December 26.
The event, which holds at Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, will feature seven bouts.
Speaking from his base in Cairo, Ahmed said he is ready, willing and able to win the title. “Joe Boy is a small boy. I hold the Egyptian and Mediterranean titles. I have fought better boxers and Joe Boy is in big trouble. It does not matter that the fight is in Lagos. I am going to win,” he said.
GOtv Boxing Night 13 will, in addition to the boxing bouts, feature live performances by Small Doctor, Falz, Reekado Banks and Simi.