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Nigerian boxer defeats Ghanaian to claim African title

Nigerian boxer defeats Ghanaian to claim African title

Nigerian boxing welterweight champion Stanley ‘Edo Boy’ Eribo has claimed the African Boxing Union title when he defeated Ghana’s Isaac Sowah.

Nigerian boxer defeats Ghanaian to claim African title

Eribo raises his hand in victory as the new ABU welterweight champion

The boxer won the title at the 10th edition of the GOtv Boxing Night held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the national stadium in Lagos on December 26, 2016.

Eribo who was outstanding throughout the bout was adjudged the winner via unanimous decision in an engaging 12-round contest.

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He also went home with the cash prize of N1.5 million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya trophy being the best boxer on the night.

Also, Otto Joseph made it three wins out of three against Fatai Nurudeen following a knockout win in the fourth round in a national lightweight challenge.

Nigerian boxer defeats Ghanaian to claim African title

Joe Boys celebrates with the crowd confirming his superiority over Nurudeen Fatai

Nigerian boxer defeats Ghanaian to claim African title

Fatai Nurudeen falls to the canvass in the fourth round

Waidi Skoro Usman knocked out Dare Oyewole in the national featherweight challenge, a bout which lasted just four rounds.

Nigerian boxer defeats Ghanaian to claim African title

Swollen! Oyewole could not match deft punches from Skoro (r)

Also on the night, Kabiru Towolawi proved too strong for Emmanuel Igwe as he pummeled his opponent before the referee stopped the fight in round two.

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Prince Nwoye and Rilwan Oladosu matched eachother but Oladosu claimed victory via a unanimous decision while Rilwan Babatunde also secured a unanimous decision win against Sikiru Shogbesan.

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