President of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), Dr. Raufu Ladipo has attributed the rating of Nigerian boxers via the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) to GOtv Boxing Night.
Ladipo spoke on Tuesday in Lagos at a press convention to announce the 16th version of GOtv Boxing Night. The NBB of C
President, who attended the final CBC assembly in London a fortnight in the past, stated two stars of GOtv Boxing Night-Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” and Rasheed, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, the African Boxing Union (ABU) gentle welterweight champion, are two of the 3 Nigerian boxers lately rated to via the CBC to fight for its titles. He added that Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, ABU light-weight champion, is scheduled to take part in a Commonwealth identify eliminator, which we make him eligible to fight for a Commonwealth identify.
The 3 boxers, he stated, owe their present standings to GOtv Boxing Night, the platform on which they have got been fighting incessantly. Ladipo stated with out GOtv Boxing Night offering the alternatives for the boxers, their fight document would were too lean to lead them to eligible for rating via the CBC. He recommended the sponsors for his or her strengthen for Nigerian boxing.
Rasheed, the West African Boxing Union (WABU) middleweight champion is scheduled to have some other crack on the Commonwealth identify subsequent month. He lost in his first strive final year in London.
Joseph might be in action at GOtv Boxing Night 16 in a world problem bout in opposition to Ghana’s Anama Dotse. The tournament is scheduled to carry on 14 October on the Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
The nine-bout display may even see Nigeria’s Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu tackle Benjamin Lamptey of Ghana fight for the WABU light-weight identify. Bouts at the card additionally come with the nationwide gentle heavyweight identify bout between Kabiru “KB Godson”Towolawi in opposition to Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, and a countrywide featherweight conflict between Waidi “Skoro” Usman and Chibuzor “T Boy” Obi.
The display will similarly see 8 boxers from the final two editions of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search make their skilled debuts. The perfect boxer at the night time will pass home with a money prize of N1.5million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.