Former Commonwealth Super Middleweight boxing champion, Isaac Ekpo, has vowed to stop his opponent within four rounds at the GOtv Boxing Night holding on 25 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. Ekpo, who is billed to fight Jules Kabore of Burkina Faso in a 10-round international challenge contest and headline bout at the event, said his opponent will see hell over the four rounds he has slated him to last.
“However good he is, Kabore will not go beyond four rounds. I have been training hard for this fight and he will feel the full impact of my preparations. Four rounds. That is the farthest he will go,” Ekpo boasted.
Also lined up at the event are the six-round duels which will see Jamiu “Naval Man” Olabode, take on Pelumi “Haggler” Sodubi in a Welterweight challenge while Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo will duel with Isiaka “Easy Lion” Yusuf.
In the Lightweight category, Prince Nurudeen Fatai, national champion, will fight Otto “Joe Boy” Joseph. Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who won the best boxer award and N1million cash prize at the last edition of the tournament will take on Saheed “Happy Boy” Olayiwola in a Light welterweight challenge bout. Waidi “Skoro” Usman, West African Featherwight champion, will fight Taofik “Toazon” Bisuga in a national featherweight challenge.
Sponsored by pay-TV company, GOtv, the tournament which started last November, was conceived to revive boxing in Nigeria through better funding and top-notch organisation. GOtv is supported by other corporate bodies like MultiChocie, SuperSport, KSquare Security, Custodian Assurance Limited, Complete Sports, Brilla FM, Bond FM and Newsbreak.ng.
The event will be broadcast live on SuperSport from 4pm.
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