The two Ghanaian boxers billed to fight at GOtv Boxing Night 9 arrived Lagos from Accra on Friday, boasting that they will defeat Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi and Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, who are yet undefeated, in their respective fights on Sunday.
GOtv Boxing Night 9, which holds at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, will see Fijabi, national lightweight champion, face Ghana’s Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena King in an international challenge contest, while Joe Boy, reigning national lightweight champion, will face Richard “Desert Warrior” Amefu.
Speaking on arrival, the Ghanaian boxers said they are in the country to show that Ghana is better than Nigeria at sports.
“The two countries are said to be rivals in sports, but that is not true. Ghana is superior and what we are here to do is to beat your champions and reinforce our country’s supremacy in Africa, not just West Africa. It will be Ghana all the way. Mark my words,” Amefu bragged to the delight of his compatriot.”
Another big bout is the national cruiserweight title duel between incumbent champion, Ekeng “Fighting Policeman” Henshaw, and Idowu “ID Cabasa” Okusote. The lightweight category will also feature the duel between Prince “Lion” Nwoye and Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan.
The light heavyweight division offers two bouts, with one pitching the reigning national champion, Jude “Great Jude” Iloh against Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, while the other will see Emmanuel “Man Mopol” Igwe clash with Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi.
The light middleweight division brings Ebubechukwu “Coded Man” Edeh face to face with Semiu “Jagaban” Olapade.
As part of the fun, the organisers, Flykite Productions, will provide a giant LED screen at the venue for fans to watch the title decider between Enugu Rangers and El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri.
GOtv Boxing Night, which is supported by MultiChoice, Paragonis Multimedia Limited, KSquare Security, Bond FM, Complete Sports, Newsbreak.ng and Brila FM, will be broadcast live in 47 African countries by SuperSport.