Flykite Productions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have offered condolences to the family of the national bantamweight boxing champion, Habeeb “Ige” Oladeji, who died on Saturday.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the company said the news came as a rude shock, as ‘Ige’ was billed to fight at the boxing showpiece billed for September 24.
“We feel a deep sense of loss about this unfortunate departure of a promising talent. He was scheduled to fight at GOtv Boxing Night 29. We beseech the Almighty Allah to grant the family the fortitude to bear this painful loss,” the statement read.
Flykite Productions also said it will donate 35 per cent of ticket proceeds from GOtv Boxing Night 29 to the deceased family.
“We have decided to provide support to the family ‘Ige’ left behind by donating 35 per cent of ticket proceeds from the GOtv Boxing Night 29 to them,” the statement added.
Ige held the national bantamweight title until his unfortunate death.