Boxing fans at the third edition of the GOtv Boxing Night, slated for 26 July at the National Stadium in Lagos, stand a chance of going home with 50 GOtv decoders. Winners of the decoders will be selected via random lucky dips. Each of the dips will be he held between fights.
Aside from decoders, fans are also in line to win GOtv T-Shirts, bags and other gifts. The first 100 fans to arrive at the venue of the event, Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, will automatically go home with high quality GOtv T-Shirts.
GOtv Boxing Night, a six-bout professional contest that has been sanctioned by the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, is conceived to revive boxing in Nigeria.
Along with GOtv, the competition is sponsored by Custodian Life Assurance Limited, MultiChoice, SuperSport, KSquare Security, Paragonis Multimedia Limited and supported by Complete Sports, Brilla FM and Newsbreak.ng.
The tastiest fight at the event, which kicks off at 5pmon the day, is a 12-round National Light Middleweight contest between Sule “Tyson” Olagbade, reigning champion, and Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed.
Another big one is a six-round international female bout between Nigeria’s Helen “Iron Lady” Johnson and Gifty “Tiger” Amanua Ankrah of Ghana
The event will also feature a Light Welterweight challenge duel between Kazeem “Iberu” Ariyo and Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi. The fight will span eight rounds.
In the Lightweight category, Prince Nurudeen Fatai will take on Chibuzor “T-Boy” Obi over eight rounds, while Sunday “Golden Child” Ajuwa is billed to fight Femi “Easywhite” Ajayi in an eight round Cruiserweight challenge bout.
In the Heavyweight division, Onoriode “Onos” Ehwarieme will go head-to-head with Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu in a six-round challenge bout.
GOtv Boxing Night, which has the pay-TV company as the headline sponsor, is supported by MultiChoice, SuperSport, KSquare Security, Newsbreak.ng, Complete Sports, Brilla FM and Paragonis Multimedia Limited.
The competition debuted in November 2014 as a way of reviving the sport in the country. The second edition held in March. The event will be broadcast live on SuperSport.