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Fans To Win 50 Decoders

GOtv, headline sponsors of GOtv Boxing Night, will give out 50 decoders to boxing fans at GOtv Boxing Night 7 holding May 1 at the National Stadium, Lagos. The tradition was established at the first edition of the event in 2014. The decoders will be won via lucky dips conducted in-between fights. GOtv Boxing Night 7 will feature six fights …

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Ezewudo Rates Self Best

-Says: I’m New King Of Nigerian Boxing Chukwuebuka “Wise King” Ezewudo, a middleweight boxer billed to make his professional debut at GOtv Boxing Night 7 on 1 May, has proclaimed himself the new king of Nigerian boxing. Ezewudo, one of the finds at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, is billed to fight fellow GOtv Boxing NextGen Search alumnus, Ganiyu “Energy” Kolawole, …

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Joshua To Defend Title In June

 Nigerian-born British IBF heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua will make his first defence of the belt on June 25 at O2 Arena in London. Joshua, who beat Charles Martin in April, his 16th professional fight, has not yet announced an opponent for the first defence of his title. The London 2012 super heavyweight gold medallist knocked out Martin …

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Anambra Tiger Gets New Opponent

-Finito Wonder In, After Godwin Pulls Out Heavyweight boxer, Ebenezer “Anambra Tiger” Okoli will now fight Abiodun “Finito Wonder” Afinnih at the GOtv Boxing Night 7 holding at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, on May 1. Okoli was initially billed to fight Michael “Emirate” Godwin in a national challenge contest. Godwin, however, has pulled out of …

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Joe Boy, Nurudeen Clash At Eko FM

Reigning national lightweight boxing champion, Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai, and challenger, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph recently gave fans a foretaste of their impending clash when they engaged each other in an explosive clash while featuring on a radio programme. The incident occurred at the studios of Eko FM, where they were guests on the sports programme, Arena Sports, ahead of their …

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‘Anambra Tiger’ Okoli Talks Tough

 -Vows To Destroy Opponent Heavyweight boxer, Ebenezer “Anambra Tiger” Okoli, has warned Michael “Emirate” Godwin, his opponent at GOtv Boxing Night 7, not to take him for a boxer at the end of his career. Okoli, who is more experienced than his opponent, was reacting to Godwin’s description of him as an old man, who will fall when confronted by …

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GOTV BOXING NIGHT 7: Joe Boy, Nurudeen Get ‘Clasico’ Tag

-As Organisers Unfold Dramatic Plans The forthcoming national lightweight boxing title bout between reigning champion, Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai, and Otto “Joe Boy” Joseph has been dubbed the sport’s equivalent of ‘El Classico’, the grudge-drenched rivalry between Spanish football giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Speaking about the bout in Lagos on Thursday, Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director of Flykite Sports, promoters of …

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Mourinho Joins Joshua’s Celebrations

Former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho was one of the first people to congratulate new IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on his win over Charles Martin. The Portuguese gaffer was ringside to watch the British boxer knock down former champion Martin twice in the second round and claim the IBF strap. After the fight Mourinho was backstage to greet Joshua …

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Omeruo, Ighalo Congratulate Joshua

Kasimpasa of Turkey defender, Kenneth Omeruo and Watford of England striker, Odion Jude Ighalo have both sent out words of congratulation and thumbs-up for Nigerian-born IBF world heavyweight boxing new champion, Anthony Olufemi Joshua for his performance that gave him the title on Saturday night. Taking to instagram and tweeter, the Kasımpaşa of Turkish centre back Kenneth Omeruo and Watford …

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Ikhuoria Laments Nigerian Boxing Slump

Former national boxing head coach, Isaac Ikhuoria has expressed sadness that only two boxers qualified to represent Nigeria at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Ikhuoria was speaking after only two boxers qualified to represent Nigeria in Rio, out of 10 (seven men and three women) that participated in the qualifying bouts at Yaoundé, Cameroon. The qualified boxers …

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