23rd August, 2021
Boxing fans in Nigeria and across Africa will, on September 11, see the return to action of top local and international boxers when GOtv Boxing Night 23 is scheduled to hold.
The event, slated for the Molade Okoya Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, will feature seven bouts, including two international ones.
GOtv Boxing Night 23 will be headlined by the national light welterweight title defence bout between incumbent champion Taiwo “Joy Boy” Olowu and fast-rising Isaac “I-Star” Chukwudi.
Also scheduled to be in action are Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, World Boxing Federation (Intercontinental) welterweight champion, who takes on Republic of Benin’s Naimou Aziz Samson in an international challenge duel; and Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, World Boxing Federation (Intercontinental) lightweight champion, who squares up against Ghana’s Charles Amateifo in a super featherweight challenge bout.
The event will similarly see the ring return of former national lightweight champion, Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai, whose epic duels with Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph are fondly remembered. Fatai will take on Rilwan “Show Boy” Lawal in a featherweight duel.
The light heavyweight division will see hard-punching Segun “Success” Olanrewaju take on Fatai “Hit Man” Balogun, while Abiodun “Infiniti” Afinni will duel with Michael “Emirate” Godwin in the cruiserweight category.
Two graduates of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, Abolade “B. Bee” Balogun and Segun “Adeyemi” will face each other in a light welterweight duel for their professional debut.
The event, which will be beamed live on SuperSport across Africa, will be held with full observance of Covid-19 safety protocols.