GOtv Boxing: Eribo wins N1.5 million jackpot
By; Ayo Ojedokun, Lagos.
Welterweight boxer, Stanley ‘Edo Boy’ Eribo has emerged the best boxer of the GOtv Boxing V tournament held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos and in the process won N1.5 million jackpot at stake at the championship as well as the Mojisola Ogunsanya memorial trophy.
Eribo achieved the feet by recording a 10 round technical knockout against his opponent, Sunday “Capo” Olalekan in their welterweight challenge to be adjudged the best boxer of the night as well as crowned the new national welterweight champion.
An excited Eribo told New Nigerian Sports that he was overwhelmed by the prize money noting that it will propel him to win more laurels for the country even as he commended sponsor of the tournament, GOtv for its efforts at reviving professional boxing in the country.
Promoter of the fight, Jenkins Alumona of Flykite productions, noted that the involvement of the title sponsor in Nigerian boxing has impacted positively on the sport positing that next year will witness more regular fights.
In the other bouts of the night, Abplaji ‘Afonja Warrior’ Rasheed recorded a unanimous points decision against Sunday ‘Golden Child’ Ajuwa in their Super middleweight challenge just as Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi recorded a 4 round knockout out against Sadiq ‘Police Machine’ to be crowned the new national light weight champion.
The main bout of the night, saw national and West African featherweight champion, Waidi ‘skoro’ Usman unable to claim the vacant African Boxing Union featherweight title as he lost by 2-1 split points decision to his Ugandan opponent, Edward Kakembo.