Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, billed to fight Sunday “Capo” Olalekan for the National Light Welterweight title at the GOtv Boxing Night on 26 December, has declared that he will win the N1.5million cash prize for the best boxer of the tournament.
The prize was at the first edition of GOtv Boxing Night in March 2014 and became more attractive when a cash of NI million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy were introduced as accompaniments. The sponsors have added an extra half a million naira for the coming edition.
The event is sponsored by GOtv and supported by MultiChoice, SuperSport, Newsbreak.ng, Bond FM, Complete Sports, Brilla FM, KSquare Security and Paragonis Multimedia Limited.
Speaking in Lagos during the week, Eribo, who has been in a training camp, said: “My time to win is now. I want to win the title and I also want the cash prize. I am certain of getting the two. In fact, I am already seeing my name on the cheque,” he bragged.
Reminded that his opponent at the GOtv Boxing Night, billed for the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos, is a tough customer and hard puncher, Eribo said: “Capo is not in my category. I am a far better boxer.
“I have fought boxers who punch harder and they did not defeat me. I know how to handle them, but I won’t disclose how I do it,” he said.