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Lightweight champion, Joe Boy, to defend title at 15th GOtv Boxing Night

Lightweight champion, Joe Boy, to defend title at 15th GOtv Boxing Night
July 11
14:20 2018
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The current African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph, is set to defend his title as GOtv Boxing Night heads to Ibadan, Oyo state, for the 15th edition.

Joe Boy will go head to head with Ghanaian opponent, Nathaniel Nukpe, in a 12-round contest. The duo’s faceoff is the biggest of the seven bouts of the night.

The GOtv Boxing Night will also feature the international light middleweight challenge between Nigeria’s Akeem ‘Dodo’ Sadiku and Franc Houanvoegbe of the Republic of Benin.

Also billed to fight is the ABU welterweight champion, Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi, who will square up against Kazeem ‘Iberu’ Ariyo in a national challenge duel.

The cruiserweight division will feature Idowu ‘ID Cabasa’ Okusote against Michael ‘Lion Heart’ Godwin, while Prince ‘Lion’ Nwoye will take on Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola in a lightweight challenge duel.

The light welterweight category will see Vincent ‘Dada’ Essien test his mettle against Segun ‘Showboy’ Olalehin.

The line-up also includes a heavyweight clash between Daniel ‘Big Shark’ Emeka and Sulaimon ‘Olags’ Adeosun.

The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1 million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.

The event will hold on July 29 at the indoor sports hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium, Ibadan.

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