The talent hunt programme, which is being held in association with the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) and the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame, is conceived to unearth talented boxers not older than 25 years from all parts of the country.
The boxers being sought must be on the verge of turning professional and will have to undergo sparring sessions to determine their suitability. The sparring will take place under the watchful eyes of accomplished boxing coaches like Joe Mensah and Obisia Nwakpa. Boxers selected from the search will have their professional licenses paid for and have the opportunity at participating at the GOtv Boxing Night.
GOtv Boxing NextGen Search debuted last February, with the maiden edition attracting over a hundred boxers out of which 28 were selected. Many of those selected from the search have participated at GOtv Boxing Night. Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, Osamudiamen “Shiso” Goodluck, Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna and Chukwuebuka “Wise King” Ezewudo are some of the graduates of the search that have fought at GOtv Boxing Night.