Nigerian boxing lightweight champion Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph will be in action against Ghana’s Anma Dotse at the GOTV Boxing Night 11 billed to hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (formerly Liberty Stadium), Ibadan, Oyo state on March 26.
This is the first time the event, organized by Flyklite Productions, will hold outside Lagos.
Sanctioned by the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), the event will feature seven bouts, including an international lightweight challenge contest.
The announcements were made on Monday, March 13, at a press conference in Lagos. Chief Operating Officer of Flykite Productions, Bamidele Johnson said: “The decision to hold GOtv Boxing Night 11 in Ibadan was informed by suggestions from boxing fans that there is a need for other cities to enjoy top class boxing for which the event has become famous.”
Sadiq "Police Machine" Ahmed take on Olaide "Fijaborn" Fijabi in the light welterweight category; recall that Fijabi dethroned Ahmed as national champion in 2015.
The other will see Wahab "Hammer" Adebisi take on Sule "Tyson" Olagbade. The latter dethroned Adebisi as national light middleweight champion.
Ibadan-based lightweight king, Akeem Dodo, will take on Saka Kazeem in a challenge bout, while Rilwan "Baby Face" Babatunde will test his mettle against Waliu "Oganla" Arogundade in a light welterweight clash.
Sadiq Adeleke will swap punches with Taiwo Kareem in a six-round national bantamweight challenge bout. In the light heavyweight category, Adewale “Masevex" Masebinu will fight against Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi in an eight-round challenge contest.
The best boxer of the night wil go home with the sum of N1million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial trophy.