28th March, 2016
The much awaited national lightweight title fight between reigning champion, Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai and challenger, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph will take place at the next edition of GOtv Boxing Night.
This was disclosed by the organisers at the end of the sixth edition of the event on Friday. Billed for 1 May at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, the fight will headline the event.
Already, the proposed fight has blockbuster written all over it. Nurudeen, who was knocked out by Joe Boy in a challenge fight at GOtv Boxing Night 4 is nursing a grudge. Previous attempts at a rematch were thwarted by a lengthy hand injury suffered by Nurudeen.
The injury has now healed, disclosed Nurudeen, who climbed the ring to openly throw a challenge at Joe Boy on Friday.
Joe Boy, whose explosive style, gave him a first round knockout over Hogan Jimoh Jnr. at the event, said Nurudeen will fall again.
In other bouts on Friday, Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed knocked out Ghana’s Adjei Sowah to win the West African middleweight title, while Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi also knocked out Djamiou Ekekpo of the Benin Republic to win the sub-regional light welterweight title.
Fijabi also emerged best boxer, winning N1million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the second time.
Other winners on the night were Nwoye “Lion” Prince, who defeated fellow debutant and product of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, Michael “Show” Rolland in a super middleweight bout; Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna, who knocked out Yusuf “Koste” Moshood; and Saidi “Attacker” Lawal was defeated by Samuel “Godspower” Elegbede.