The organisers also announced that they would adopt a ‘no mask, no entry’ policy for the event in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Oladosu emerged the WBF world super featherweight champion when he defeated Emmanuel “Akufo Addo” Quartey of Ghana via a ninth round knockout at the Mobolaji Johnson Indoor Sports Hall of Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos on Friday.
The decision to allow a limited number of fans is in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.
The show, which holds at Mobolaji Johnson Indoor Sports Hall of the Rowe Park Sports Hall in Lagos, will be behind closed doors in line COVID-19 safety protocols.
The show was billed to hold behind closed doors at the Mobolaji Johnson Indoor Sports Hall of the Rowe Park Sports Centre in Lagos.
Their fight is one of the seven lined up to hold at GOtv Boxing Night 22 on New Year’s Day.
Shogbesan, who is due to fight Yusuf Ayinla at GOtv Boxing Night 22 on January 1, recently completed his National Youth Service Corps programme after bagging a Higher National Diploma (Upper Credit) in Microbiology from the Yaba College of Technology.
The 21st edition of the event had been scheduled to hold on April 12, but was postponed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown subsequently imposed.
The event, which holds on November 27, 2020 at the Rowe Park Sports Centre in Lagos, will be behind closed doors and broadcast live across Africa on SuperSport.
Flykite Productions, organizers of GOtv Boxing Night, have announced a decision to postpone the 21st edition of the event, GOtv Boxing Night 21.
Two World Boxing Federation bouts featuring Nigeria’s Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu and Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde and an international challenge contest featuring Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje will headline GOtv Boxing Night 21.
Organisers of GOtv Boxing Night 20 have assured fans going to the event on Saturday at the Tafawa Balewa Square of adequate security and effective traffic control.
The number of artistes billed to perform live at GOtv Boxing Night 20 has been swelled by fast-growing singer, TClassic. He will be performing alongside Zlatan Ibile, Mayorkun, Sule Alao Malaika and Oritsefemi among others at the event, which holds on Saturday at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
Reigning West African Boxing Union lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, has declared that his title defence against Ghana’s Ezekiel Anan will require minimal effort. The encounter is one of the four title bouts at the nine-fight GOtv Boxing Night 20, which holds at Lagos’ Tafawa Balewa Square on 28 December.
The high-profile match, which will see Nigeria’s Onos “Godzilla” Ehwariemi take on Argentina’s Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte, is the headline encounter of the nine-bout show holding on 28 December at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
West African Boxing Union welterweight champion, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, and rising female super featherweight boxer, Cynthia “Bobby Girl” were the standout performers at the maiden edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which held on Saturday at the Rowe Park Sports Complex in Lagos.
The event is a smaller version of the hugely successful GOtv Boxing Night, which has had 19 editions.
Usman’s last fight was an eight-round national featherweight challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 19 in July, where he was comprehensively defeated by Taiwo ‘Esepo’ Agbaje, who was also adjudged as the best boxer on the night.
Jenkins Alumona, CEO Flykite, explained that GOtv Boxing Night Mini is conceived to provide more frequent opportunities for boxers as a means of ensuring that they get requisite number of fights to make them eligible for sub-regional, continental and international title bouts.
The boxers were selected by a judges’ panel made up of coaches Joe Mensah, Obisia Nwakpa and Afolabi Olatoke, Vice Chairman, Kwara State Coaches Association. On selection, they were presented gifts by the sponsors.