Music and boxing are set to mix seamlessly at GOtv Boxing Night 13, scheduled to hold on 26 December at Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island in Lagos. The event, which promises to be the biggest edition ever, will see four of the countryâ€™s biggest musical talents perform. Billed to perform are Small Doctor, Reekado Banks, Falz The Bahd Guy and Simi. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, Jenkins Alumona, CEO of Flykite Promotions, the event organiser, explained that GOtv Boxing Night 13 seeks to fuse music and boxing because they are two most popular strains of entertainment.
â€œBoxing and music provide entertainment. We decided to provide a better rounded entertainment package for fans as an end of the year present. Whether it is music you want or boxing or both, you have an unbeatable package with the quartet of Small Doctor, Reekado Banks, Falz and Simi as well as top class boxing action, including two African Boxing Union (ABU) title fights,â€ said Alumona. He disclosed that buses will be provided to convey fans, who buy tickets, from the National Stadium to the event venue and bring them back.
The event will feature seven fights across weight divisions, with the headline bout being the ABU lightweight title fight between Nigeriaâ€™s Oto â€œJoe Boyâ€ Joseph and Egyptâ€™s Abdulrahim Ahmed. Also scheduled is the ABU light welterweight title bout between Olaide â€œFijabornâ€ Fijabi of Nigeria and Michael Odhiambo of Kenya. The third international duel of the night is the West African Boxing Union (WABU) middleweight title clash, which will see incumbent champion, Abolaji â€œAfonja Warriorâ€ Rasheed, seek to stop contender, Ghanaâ€™s Aryee Ayitteh.
There will be two domestic title bouts. One of these will see fast rising Rilwan â€œBaby Faceâ€ Babatunde go up against Chijioke â€œPainlessâ€ Ngige in the light welterweight category. The other will see the flamboyant Rilwan â€œReal Oneâ€ Oladosu seek to win the vacant lightweight title when he takes on Kehinde â€œIjobaâ€ Badmus.
A lightweight challenge bout between Rilwan â€œScorpionâ€ Oyekola and Jimoh â€œHogan Jimoh Jrâ€ Lukman will also hold. The fight line-up is completed by a national super middleweight challenge bout between Matthew â€˜Wizemanâ€ Obinna and Cosmos â€œAwosikaâ€ David. Tickets are available at online ariiyatickets.com, National Stadium, Ebeano Supermaket and SLOT outlets. The best boxer at the show will go home with N2.5 million, while the two runners-up will win N1million and N500, 000 respectively.