Organisers of GOtv Boxing Night have fulfilled their pledge of giving ailing boxer, Dele Jonathan, 25 percent of gate takings of the last edition of the championship which was held at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos last month.

The financial assistance to the ailing Jonathan was announced at the third edition of the GOtv Boxing Night on 26 July.

The promoters of the event, Flykite Productions, dedicated 25 percent of gate takings at the event to Jonathan and have since presented him with the cheque.

Efe Obiomah, Public Relations Manager, GOtv (left) presenting a cheque of 25 percent of the total ticket sales for the 3rd GOtv Boxing Night to ex-boxer, Dele Jonathan (middle),  while Dr. Godwin Kanu, President of the NBB of C looks on at National Stadium, Surulere, recently.

Efe Obiomah, Public Relations Manager, GOtv (left) presenting a cheque of 25 percent of the total ticket sales for the 3rd GOtv Boxing Night to ex-boxer, Dele Jonathan (middle), while Dr. Godwin Kanu, President of the NBB of C looks on at National Stadium, Surulere, recently.

Boxing legend, Jonathan, expressed appreciation to the organisers for the financial assistance given him.

Jonathan, who is afflicted with bladder and prostate enlargement illness and requires surgery, said the organisers of the boxing tourney have shown that they want him to live longer and in good health.

“I am happy for what GOtv Boxing Night has done for me and what it is doing for boxing. May God bless GOtv Boxing Night and everyone connected to GOtv. I will not die now. I will live longer by the grace of God,” the former boxing champion said.

Sponsored by GOtv, the event delivered the biggest ever pay out in Nigerian boxing history with N1 million cash prize for the best boxer of the tourney. The prize was won by Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi.