Up and coming light welterweight boxer, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, on Sunday, emerged the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 11, which held at the Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium in Ibadan. The young boxer won the N2m cash prize and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy attached to the award. The cash prize is the biggest ever won by a boxer fighting locally.
Previous winners of the award went home with N1m, but the prize was boosted for GOtv Boxing Night 11 by Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Chairman, GOtv Boxing, in honour of his late wife, Mrs. Mojisola Ogunsanya, who died on 22 March, 2014.
Baby Face, 20, knocked out Waliu “Oganla” Arogundade in the fourth of their eight-round national light welterweight challenge bout.
The main bout of the night was the 12-round West African Boxing Union lightweight title bout between Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph of Nigeria and Ghana’s Ayitey Mettle. Joseph won via a first round technical knockout.
Big name star and national light welterweight champion, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, saw off the spirited attempt of young Vincent Essien in round three.
In other encounters on the night, Ibadan-based boxer, Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku defeated Kazeem “KC Confidence” Saka in the first round of a national light middleweight challenge fight, while another Ibadan boxer, Sadiq “Happy Boy” Adeleke made light the work of Taiwo “Twin Warrior” Kareem, who fell in the second round. Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi knocked out Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu in the third round of the light heavyweight duel, while Sule Olagbade recorded a seventh round knockout over Wahab Adebisi.
The event, sponsored by GOtv, was supported by MultiChoice and Federal Inland Revenue Service.