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Joe Boy, Fijabi, others for GOtv Boxing Night in Ibadan

Marketing Manager, GOtv, Chidozie Bede-Nwokoye (left); General Manager, GOtv, Akinola Salu; CEO Flykite Productions, Jenkins Alumona, and CEO BetKing Nigeria, Neil Bothma, at the GOtv Boxing Night 15 event announcing the July 29th date of the bouts held in Lagos…recently.

The defending champion in the lightweight category of the African Boxing Union (ABU), Nigeria’s Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph, will put his title on the line in a July 29 GOtv Boxing Night 15 scheduled fight holding at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium, Ibadan.

The event is making a return to the Oyo State capital, where it held in March 2017.

Joseph will face a tough Ghanaian, Nathaniel Nukpe, in a 12-round bout, which is the biggest of the seven fights on the night.

Another big clash scheduled is the international light middleweight challenge contest between Nigeria’s Akeem ‘Dodo’ Sadiku and Franc Houanvoegbe of the Republic of Benin.

Also billed to fight is the African Boxing Union welterweight champion and crowd favourite, Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi, who will square up against Kazeem ‘Iberu’ Ariyo in a national challenge duel.

The cruiserweight division will feature Idowu ‘ID Cabasa’ Okusote against Michael ‘Lion Heart’ Godwin, while Prince ‘Lion’ Nwoye will take on Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola in a lightweight challenge duel.

The light welterweight category will see Vincent ‘Dada’ Essien test his mettle against Segun ‘Showboy’ Olalehin. There will also be a heavyweight clash between Daniel ‘Big Shark’ Emeka and Sulaimon ‘Olags’ Adeosun.

The event, sponsored by GOtv and Bet King, will be beamed live on SuperSport in 47 African countries. The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.

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