Nigeria’s Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, on Sunday, retained his African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight title by defeating Tanzania’s Ramadhani Shauri via a unanimous decision at the GOtv Boxing Night 12. The event, which took place at the Sports Hall of the National Stadium Lagos, was watched by a capacity crowd.
Eribo also won N2.5m attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Prize for the best boxer of the night. The seven-fight event also saw Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph make history as he became the first ever winner of the Commonwealth Africa lightweight title. He also won N500,000 as the second-runner up for the best boxer prize. Joseph defeated Israel “Forget” Kwwamwamba of Malawi via a unanimous decision. Another big winner on the night was Nigeria’s Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who saw off Ghana’s Ben “Congo Soldier” Ankrah to retain his West African Boxing Union light welterweight title. Fijabi also won N1million as the runner-up for the best boxer award. In the fourth international fight of the night, Waidi “Skoro” Usman defeated Tanzania’s Juma Fundi in an international featherweight challenge duel.
All three Nigerian duels at the event saw Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde knock out Tombraye “Tornado” Christmas in the light welterweight division, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu do same to Samuel “Omo Daddy” Opaogun in a lightweight clash and Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi reprising the act against Akeem “AK” Adebayo.
At the same event 50 lucky fans won one GOtv decoder each following raffle draws in between the bouts.