Edo Boy retains African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight title

Edo Boy retains African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight title

- Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo remains the African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight champion

- The boxer defeated Tanzania's Ramadhani Shauri to win N2.5m at the Boxing night 12 event

- Otto 'Joe Boy' Joseph, Olaide 'Fijaborn' Fijabi, Waidi 'Skoro' Usman also won their fights

Nigerian boxers defended their international titles against foreign opponent at the just concluded Gotv Boxing Night.

Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo who was voted best boxer at the event retained his African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight title after defeating Tanzania's Ramadhani Shauri via a unanimous decision.

Edo Boy retains African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight title

Edo Boy poses after defending his title at boxing night. Photo: Sportbiz247

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The event held at the National stadium on Independence Day, October 1.

For his effort, Eribo was awarded the cash prize of N2.5 million, the most of any event in the boxing night chronology.

Popular boxer Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi who won N1m defended his West African light welterweight title after securing a unanimous point decision win against Ghana’s Ben Ankrah in their 10 rounds contest.

Edo Boy retains African Boxing Union (ABU) welterweight title

Fijabi thrilled the crowd at the event. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi/NAIJ.com

While Otto “Joe Boy” Joseph who received N500,000 scored a unanimous 10th round win against Malawi’s Israel Kammwamba.

In other bouts that took place on the night, Waidi “Skoro” Usman knocked out Juma Fundi of Tanzania in round four of their 10-round international featherweight challenge bout.

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Rilwan “Baby face” defeated Christmas “Tornado” Tonbraye via a round four technical knock out, Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi knocked out Akeem “AK” Adebayo in round five of their eight round national light heavyweight challenge bout.

Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu floored Samuel “Omo Daddy” Opaogun, in round five of their national lightweight challenge fight.

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Source: Sports.naij.com

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