The Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will today, come alive as GOtv Boxing Night 14 holds.
The event, which will feature seven bouts, will see the best boxer go home with a cash prize of N1million in addition to his fight purse.
Nigeria’s Waidi “Skoro” Usman will take on Kenya’s Michael “Shaka” Nywade for the African Boxing Union (ABU) title in the headline bout. Fresh-faced Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will confront Djossou Agoy Basile of the Republic of Benin for the West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight title, while Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu will attempt to win the national lightweight title when he goes up against Kehinde “Ijoba” Badmus.
Also, in the lightweight category, ABU champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph will take on Prince “Lion” Nwoye.
In the light heavyweight category, Sulaimon “Olags” Adeosun will trade punches with Majesty “Majesty 1” Maduka. Abiodun “Finito” Afini is lined up to test his mettle against Razak “Hyena” Ramon in the cruiserweight division, while Chukwuebuka “Wise King” Ezewudo will engage Semiu “Jagaban” Olapade.
The event will be aired live on SuperSport in 47 African countries.
Meanwhile, president of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation Hon. Daniel Igali says Nigerians should ‘expect results’ from the country’s wrestlers at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, adding that each of the fighters is a potential medalist considering their rankings.
Twelve (12) Nigerian wrestlers including 6 males and females; will take to the mats for competition from 12 to 14 April at the Games, and the Olympic champion is confident they will do the nation proud.
“Nigerians should expect results from the team,” Igali said. “All the athletes that have gone to represent Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games from wrestling are ranked in the top 5 at Commonwealth. The assumption therefore is that on any given day or on a good day, each of them should be able to win a medal for Nigeria.