GOtv Fight Night Mini debuts this Saturday, courtesy of Flykite Productions, with a five-bout card at Rowe Park Sports Centre in Yaba in Lagos, Nigeria.
Th event comes on the heels of the postponement of GOtv Fight Night 20, originally scheduled for October 12.
The idea behind Fight Night Mini is to promote smaller cards more frequently at various community venues in order to give fight starved boxers opportunities to build their career profiles.
Saturday night is headlined by a national lightweight bout between Nigeria and West Africa champion Rilwan ‘Real One’ Oladosu (10-0, 5 KOs) and Ola Adebakin (1-4).
Oladosu’s consistency in entertaining and producing desired results will be put to the test as Adebakin, record notwithstanding, is a dogged fighter.
The ‘Real One’ is the busier of the two fighters as Adebakin last fought in 2015, when he lost a UD to Otto ‘Joeboy’ Joseph.
The bout is scheduled for eight rounds.
The main supporting bout will see Dennis ‘The Range’ Mbat facing West Africa champion Rilwan ‘Babyface’ Babatunde in a national welterweight contest scheduled for eight rounds.
On the undercard, Waheed ‘Showmax’ Shogbamu will slug it out with Semiu ‘Jagaban’ Olopade in a six-round welterweight contest.
In a women’s super featherweight contest, Cynthia ‘Omo Bobby’ Ogunsemilore, unbeaten in her two fights, takes on debutant Omowunmi ‘Mommy’s Pet’ Akinsanya.
“She will remain a pet by the time I finish with her and she will cry to her Mommy.” Ogunsemilore said ahead of the fight.
Another eagerly awaited bout is the cruiserweight bout between Tunji ‘Germani’ Olajide and former national champion Kabiru ‘KB Godson’ Towolawi.
It’s a rematch of their first meeting in October 2016 when Towolawi defeated Olajide via unanimous decision in his debut.
The action starts at 4pm on Saturday.
–Ralph Chidozie George