GOtv Boxing: Skoro celebrates new ABU title



Waidi “Skoro” Usman, is still in celebration mood after he, on Saturday, won the African Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight title by knocking out Michael “Shaka” Nyawade of Kenya in the eleventh round. The bout, one of the seven at GOtv Boxing Night 14 which held at the National Stadium in Lagos, saw Skoro floor his opponent four times.

The Nigerian, who also holds the West African Boxing Union (WABU) title, was on a redemption seeking mission. A shot at the title in December 2015 resulted in defeat to Uganda’s Edward Kakembo.

Another big winner on the night was Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, who emerged the WABU welterweight champion via a fifth round knockout of Republic of Benin’s Djossou Agoy Basile. He also won the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer as well as a cash prize of N1million.

Similarly, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosun defeated Kehinde “Ijoba” Badmus to win the national lightweight title.

The colourful Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu won the national lightweight title by defeating Kehinde “Ijoba” Badmus.  A national challenge bout in the category also saw the ABU champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph defeat a hard-fighting Prince “Lion” Nwoye.

In the cruiserweight category, Abiodun “Finito” Afini knocked out Razak “Hyena” Ramon. Sulaimon “Olags” Adeosun saw off Majesty “Majesty 1” Maduka in their light heavyweight challenge duel, while Chukwuebuka “Wise King” Ezewudo defeated Semiu “Jagaban” Olapade.