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GoTV revives boxing in Nigeria

07 November 2014, 13:53Israel Ojoko

Lagos - The city of Lagos will come alive as lovers of boxing will be treated to loads of excitement at the GoTV Boxing Night.

The event is billed for November 23 at the national stadium in Surulere Lagos.

Among the fights that will take place on the night, Dare ‘Fighting Machine’ Oyewole will lock horns with Waidi ‘Skoro’ Usman in the National Featherweight title bout, while Stanley ‘Edo Boy’ Johnson takes on Saheed ‘Happy Boy’ Olayiwola in the Light Welterweight bout.

The heavyweight bout will be between Adewale ‘Tiger’ Abbey and Tope ‘Young’ Ogunshakin, Chijioke ‘Painless’ Ngige battles it out with Sunday ‘Capo’ Olalekan in the Light Middleweight bout.

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Dele ‘Lagelu’ Adeleke will slog it out with Rasheed ‘Afonja Warrior’ Abolaji in the Light Middleweight bout, while the Featherweight bout will be between David ‘Lucky Boy’ Ekpeyong and Muhammed ‘Fearless’ Tijani.

Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing and Sales, MultiChoice Nigeria said the event, which will be televised live on SuperSport, is In line with what multichoice stand for, aside of football and basketball.

“We aim to develop sport and showcase the talent in Nigeria, boxing is a wonderful sport, so we are proud to put this together.

“Event like this will help to prepare our boxers for various continental and international competitions like the commonwealth games and the Olympics,” he told News24 Nigeria.

50 GoTV decoders will be given out in the event that is backed by the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBBC).

Other high point on the night will see plaques awarded to boxing veterans.

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