Excitement as GOtv Boxing Night thriller returns

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Boxers have expressed delight at return of GOtv Boxing Night.

21st edition of event has been scheduled to hold on April 12, but was postponed due to Coronavirus and lockdown subsequently imposed.

edition, which is scheduled to hold on November 27 at the Rowe Park Centre, , has thrilled most of the pugilsits.

The event will be headlined by a national bantamweight title bout between Habeeb Oladeji and Tunde ‘Turning Star’ Olojede.

bouts include a national light heavyweight challenge contest between Segun ‘Success’ Olanrewaju and Cosmos David and national super featherweight challenge between Sikiru ‘Omo Iya Eleja’ Shogbesan and Kazeem Oliwo.

Speaking during an interview yesterday, Rilwan “Babyface” Babatunde, the West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight champion, said he is thrilled to return to action after a seven-month break.

Babatunde, who is billed to fight Jubril Olalekan a challenge duel, said: “I can’t wait to fight again. I never stopped even for one day, so I fully prepared for the fight,” he said.

African Boxing Union (ABU) light welterweight champion, Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi, who is making a ring return after two years, also said he is excited at the chance to fight again.

Fijabi, who will fight Dennis Mbat, said he expects to a triumphant ring return.

“I’m happy to be back. -19 disrupted programme, but I am grateful to God that the ban on sporting activities has been lifted. Mbat will fall three rounds,” Fijabi said.

WABU lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, who has eyes on the African title, said GOtv Boxing Night 21 has given him the opportunity to restart bid for the continental title.

The Nation