N 1.5 million up for grabs at GOtv boxing night
By; Ayo Ojedokun, Lagos.
The best boxer in the season five of the GOtv Championship will win the sum of N1.5 million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya trophy, the organizers have announced.
General Manager Marketing/Sales of Multi Choice Nigeria, Martin Maputo made this known to New Nigerian Sports, stating that the championship has become the biggest professional boxing tournament in the country.
According to him, apart from increasing the prize money from the initial N1 million, arrangements has also been concluded to televise the fight to about 47 African countries which will make it the biggest African boxing tournament to be viewed in the continent.
Promoter of the fight, Jenkins Alumona of Flykite Productions noted that the main bout will see national and West African Boxing Union Featherweight champion, Waidi “Skoro” Usman attempt to add the African Boxing Union title to his honours when he takes on Kenya’s Michael “Shaka” Nyawade in a 12 round fight while Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo will slug it out with Sunday “Capo” Olalekan in a 12-round National Welterweight title bout. The second national title bout will see Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi attempt to snatch the Light Welterweight belt from Sadiq Ahmed.
The last bout of the night will be a Super Middleweight challenge contest between Sunday “Golden Child” Ajuwa and Rasheed “Afonja Warrior” Abolaji.
The champion is slated for December 26 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos