Three of the 14 boxers scheduled to fight at the GOtv Boxing Night 13 will go home with a total sum of N4million in addition to their fighter’s purse. The cash is attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Prize for the best boxers at the event, which holds on 26 December at the Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The best boxer will go home with N2.5million, while the two runners-up will win N1million and N500, 000. The event will feature musical performances by Small Doctor, Simi, Reekado Banks and Falz The Bahd Guy.
Among the boxers that will on parade are past winners of the best boxer award. They include Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, who had more than once won N1million, the sum previously attached to the prize, and Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, who won N2million at GOtv Boxing Night 11.
A total of seven bouts are scheduled for the event, with the biggest being the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title decider between Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph and Abdukrahim Mohammed of Egypt. Next to it is the ABU light welterweight clash between Fijabi and Shadrack “Punch to Punch” Kobero of Tanzania.
In the other title fights, Nigeria’s Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed will defend his title against Arye Ayitteh of Ghana, while Baby Face and Chijioke “Painless” Ngige will duel for the national lightweight title.