Fijabi Is 3rd-Time GOtv Boxing Night Champion, Retains West African Title

Fijabi Is 3rd-Time GOtv Boxing Night Champion, Retains West African Title

By James Agberebi:

Former national boxer Olaide Fijabi emerged the best boxer at the sixth edition of the GOtv Boxing Night.


The event which took place on Friday 25th March, inside the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, saw Fijabi defeat Republic of Benin boxer Djamiou Ekekpo, to retain his West African Light welterweight title.

Fijabi, saw off Ekekpo via a technical knockout in round six of their 12 round clash.

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For emerging the overall best boxer of the night, Fijabi was awarded the cash prize of one million naira and the Mojisola Ogunsanya trophy. 

It was the third time he will be picked as the best boxer of the GOtv Boxing Night.

In another international bout that took place also on Friday, Ghana's Adjei Sowah was knocked out in the third round by Nigeria's Abolaji Rasheed for the West African Middleweight title.

Former best boxer of the Gotv Boxing Night otto Joseph, made light work of Lukmon Jimoh, son of boxing legend Hogan Jimoh,  knocking him out in the first round of their National Lightweight six rounds challenge.

Meanwhile, in other bouts that took place, Samuel Elegbede and Saidi Lawal, who are both products of GOtv Next Gen Search go head-to-head, with Elegbede winning via a second round knock out.

Another product of the search, Matthew Obinna saw off Yusuf Moshood who was disqualified. while Prince Nwoye stopped Michael Rolland in round five.


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