After the successful 15th edition in Ibadan in July, GOtv Boxing Night is returning to Lagos.
The 16th edition of the show, tagged Independence Edition, will hold on 14 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere.
This was announced at a press conference addressed by the organisers in Lagos on Tuesday.
GOtv Boxing Night 16 will feature nine bouts, the highest ever number since the event debuted in 2014.
The biggest of the fights is the West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight title clash between the flamboyant Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu of Nigeria and Ghana’s Benjamin Lamptey.
Another big one is the international lightweight challenge bout between African Boxing Union champion, Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph and Ghana’s Anama Dotse.
Also on the line-up is the national light heavyweight title bout, which pits Kabiru “KB Godson”Towolawi against Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu. Another marquee match-up will see Waidi “Skoro” Usman in a featherweight clash with Chibuzor “T Boy” Obi.
The bout card is heavy with discoveries from the last two editions of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search.
Prominent among these is Opeyemi “Sense” Elijah, best boxer at GOtv Boxing NextGen 4, who will take on Sheriff “Oshe” Ogunbanjo in a super bantamweight duel. The lightweight division will see Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje take on Tope “TP Rock” Musa.
Other fights involving GOtv Boxing NextGen graduates will see Azeez “Who Say So” Tijani square up with Waheed “Showmax” Shogbanmu, while Isaac “I Star” Chukwudi confronts Adeyemi “Spirit” Adekanla in the welterweight category.
The super flyweight division will see Aminu “Lucky Boy” Akintayo against Mutiu “Machine” Lawal. The best boxer on the night will go home with a cash prize of N…m and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.