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Edo Boy Vows To Win N1M

National welterweight champion, Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, has vowed to win the N1m cash prize and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 8. Eribo was adjudged the best boxer at the December 2015 edition of GOtv Boxing Night, walking away with N1.5m the biggest ever payout in domestic boxing in the country. At ...

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Haye Taunts Anthony Joshua

-Wants Injured Champ To Fight Wilder British heavyweight boxer, David Haye has urged Nigerian-born IBF champion, Anthony Olfemi Olaseini Joshua to rigorously pursue a fight with WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at the earliest opportunity following his injury setback. Wilder overcame a blow to his right hand to knock out Chris Arreola in Alabama on Saturday night before calling ...

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Ajagba Can Win Gold – Konyegwachie

Nigeria’s national boxing coach Tony Konyegwachie is optimistic that the country’s lone boxer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Efe Ajagba can clinch the nation’s first pugilism gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The coach, who has been handling the boxer for the Olympic Games, told NationSport that he is confident that Ajagba can spring surprise in Brazil. “I ...

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Afonja Tags Sunny King ‘Kid Boxer’

West African Boxing Union middleweight champion Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed, has branded his next opponent, Sunny “King Hammer,” a kid boxer. Afonja was responding to Hammer’s claim that he will punish him when they clash for the national middleweight title at GOtv Boxing Night 8, holding on 30 July at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. Speaking ...

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GOtv Boxing Night Returns

-To Feature Fijabi, Skoro, King Hammer, Afonja The eighth edition of GOtv Boxing Night will hold in the sports hall of Lagos National Stadium on July 30th. This was disclosed by Jenkins Alumona, CEO of Flykite Sports, promoters of the event Alumona said that the coming edition, tagged GOtv Boxing Night 8, will be more explosive than the previous editions. ...

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Lasisi Recalls Okorodudu Fight

Former national boxing champion, Joe Lasisi has recounted his historic title fight with maverick Olympian, Jeremiah Okorodudu, who was fans’ favourite to win but lost to the ex-customs officer. It was back in 1985, with Okorodudu fresh from stunning the world at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, USA, but ‘Smoking Joe’ was in no mood to pay any respects ...

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Joshua Keeps IBF Belt

-Knocks Out Breazeale In 7th Round Two crunching barrages from Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer, Anthony Olaseni Olufemi Joshua in the seventh round consigned challenger, Dominic Breazeale to the canvas in the first defence of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title at 02 Arena on Saturday night. It was a night on which Joshua was bleeding from the nose himself ...

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Elegele Floors Greco In Round 10

Joseph Elegele lived up to his boasts, as he entered Sunday’s 150-pound fight against Phil Lo Greco with a power advantage, and promised to show as much when both men got in the ring. Lo Greco got a face full of his opponent’s two-fisted power for most of 10 rounds, and even though the steel-chinned Canadian gave nearly as much ...

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DStv, GOtv Honour Muhammad Ali

-M-Net, M-Net Movies Screen Special Documentary MultiChoice Africa is paying tribute to the great sporting legend Muhammad Ali with a special pop-up channel on DStv channel 199 and GOtv channel 29. The channels opened up on Saturday, 4 June and will run until next week Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 10:30am, while the tribute channel will broadcast the legend’s greatest ...

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Joshua Ready To Explode

Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Olufemi Olaseini Joshua’s power inside the ring can’t be questioned and worryingly for his next opponent the IBF world heavyweight is looking to develop that further. Joshua fights American Dominic Breazeale at the O2 Arena on June 25 in the first defence of his newly-acquired belt and, ahead of that London bout, the champion has sent ...

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