Flykite Productions, the organisers of Gotv Boxing Night on Tuesday said it has concluded plans to hold the 21st edition of the show in Lagos.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, the Managing Director of Flykite Productions, Jenkins Alumona, noted that while the country celebrates international boxers of Nigerian descent, it is equally important to provide Nigerian boxers the opportunity to also become world champions.
He stated he was excited by how the event has over the years positioned Nigerian boxers to have a shot at world titles.
“We at Flykite are particularly excited that someone that just came to the National Stadium to join the GOtv Boxing Next Gen Search will, after a few years, be fighting for an African title, and we think that this is a thing of pride for us, our lead sponsors, GOtv, the NBB of C and Nigerian boxing in general,” Alumona said.
Also speaking, Jennifer Ukoh, GOtv Public Relations Manager, stated that the sponsors remain committed to the sport in Nigeria, as evidenced by its expansion through the introduction of GOtv Boxing Mini and GOtv Boxing NextGen Search.
The Gotv Night 21 will be headlined by two World Boxing Federation (WBF) bouts featuring Nigeria’s Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu and Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde respectively and an international challenge contest featuring Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje.
The event, billed for 12 April at the Indoor Sports of the National Stadium in Lagos, will stage six fights across weight divisions. The biggest of these is the WBF International title, which will see Oladosu, the West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, fight Ghana’s Emmanuel Quartey.