Flykite Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have assured fans coming to the ninth edition of the event of adequate security in and around the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, venue of the event.
Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director, Flykite Promotions, said yesterday that fans have nothing to fear when they come for the event taking place on 2 October.
“Security has always been great attention at every edition of GOtv Boxing Night. That is not about to change. Fans, who are the soul of the sport, need to feel safe to enjoy themselves. One of our partners, KSquare Security, is a top-tier security firm with vast experience in the handling of big events like this. There is nothing to fear,” said Alumona.
A total of seven bouts are scheduled for GOtv Boxing Night 9, with two of them bringing Nigeria and Ghana in a head-on sporting collision. Nigeria’s Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, incumbent national light welterweight champion, will test himself against Ghana’s Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena King. National lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, will duel with Richard “Desert Warrior” Amefu, also of Ghana.
Equally on the cards is the national cruiserweight title fight between the champion, Ekeng “Fighting Policeman” Henshaw and Idowu “ID Cabasa” Okusote. In the light heavyweight category, Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu’s mettle will be tested against national champion, Jude “Great Jude” Iloh, while Emmanuel “ Mopol Man” Igwe will slug it out with Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi.
In the second lightweight contest of the night, Prince “Lion” Nwoye will fight Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan. The light middleweight division will see a challenge duel between Ebubechukwu “Coded Man” Edeh up against Semiu “Jagaban” Olapade, two promising boxers discovered at the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search.
The best boxer at the event, to be broadcast live by SuperSport in 47 African countries, will go home with a cash prize of N1.5million.