GOtv Boxing Night 31: 16-year old “Badoo” wins N1m


Badoo receives N1 million

Raheem “Badoo” Animashaun, a 16-year-old boxing sensation, produced a thrilling performance to emerge as the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 31, held on Wednesday, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

“Badoo” recorded a fourth-round technical knockout win over the more experienced Samuel “Apata Roro” Moses in their national light welterweight challenge bout to win the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and the cash prize of N1 million attached to it.

The teenage boxer was all feints, weaves, fast and furious punching, as he dominated his more fancied opponent from the first round of the encounter.

The youngster knocked down his opponent twice before ending the fight in the fourth round. The announcement of his name as the winner of the best boxer award was met with rapturous applause.

Badoo is the son of Jamiu “Rotor” Animashaun, a former professional boxer who fought in the first two editions of GOtv Boxing Night.

Also, on the night, Segun “War” Adeyemi, defeated Adeyemi “Spirit” Adekanla, via a majority decision, to win the West African Boxing Union (WABU) light welterweight title.

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