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Usman targets ABU title at GOtv Boxing Night





’Tana Aiyejina

The 14th GOtv Boxing Night will hold at  the National Stadium, Lagos, on April 14, organisers have announced. The announcement was made at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday.

The event returns to the National Stadium, Lagos, after it was staged at the Landmark Centre in December.

GOtv Boxing Night 14 will feature seven bouts, including the African Boxing Union featherweight title bout between Nigeria’s Waidi ‘Skoro’ Usman and Michael ‘Shaka’ Nyawade of Kenya. Usman lost a bid to win the title to Edward Kakembo of Uganda in 2015.

“I lost the last time I had a shot at the African title and I apologise to my fans. This time, it’s going to be a different ball game. I want to put a smile on the faces of my fans and Nigerians by beating the Kenyan and winning the ABU featherweight title,” Usman stated.

The event will also feature the West African Boxing Union welterweight title bout between Rilwan ‘Babyface’ Babatunde and Djossou ‘Agoy’ Basile of the Republic of Benin.

Another title fight lined up will see Kazeem ‘Ijoba’ Badmus take on Rilwan ‘Real One’ Oladosu for the national lightweight title. The other fights will have Sulaimon Adeosun confront Ramon Adedoyin in a national light heavyweight challenge, Chukwuebuka ‘Wise King’ Ezewudo up against Kazeem Nofiu in a national welterweight challenge contest, while Prince ‘Lion’ Nwoye battles Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph. Abiodun ‘Finito’ Afini and Ramon ‘Hyena’ Razak will also slug it out in a national cruiserweight challenge bout.

The best boxer at the event will go home with N1m cash prize attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.

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