As part of its initiative to revive boxing in the country, pay-TV company, GOtv, will give out 50 of its decoders to boxing fans at the GOtv Boxing Night, a professional boxing event of which it is the major sponsor.
Other sponsors of the event are Custodian Life Assurance Plc, 1960 Bet, Paragonis Multimedia Productions Bet and Zetaweb.
Winners of the 50 decoders will emerge through random dips during the breaks between each of the six fights at the event slated to kick off at 5pm on 23 November, 2014, at the Indoor Sports of the National Stadium in Lagos.
Mrs. Elizabeth Amkpa, General Manager, GOtv, explained that the company took the decision to give out decoders to fans because of its conviction that fans are crucial to the restoration of boxing to its former glory, the sole objective of GOtv Boxing Night.
Also on the night, GOtv will present a “GOtv Best Boxer’ trophy to the most outstanding boxer.
GOtv Boxing Night will feature 12 boxers and six fights in various weight categories. At a press conference in Lagos last Thursday, each of the boxers boasted that his opponent will not last the distance.
The pick of the bouts on the card is the National Featherweight title bout between Dare “Fighting Machine” Oyewole and Waidi ‘Skoro’ Usman.
There is also the tasty Heavyweight contest between Adewale “Tiger” Abbey and Tope “Young” Ogunshakin. In the Featherweight category, David ‘Lucky Boy’ Ekpeyong will duel with Muhammed “Fearless” Tijani.
In the Middleweight bout, Chijioke “Painless” Nigige will swap punches with Sunday “Capo” Olalekan. Stanley “Edo Boy” Johnson will square up to Saheed “Happy Boy” Olayiwola in the Light Welterweight bout, while Dele “Lagelu” Adeleke will seek to bust the boast of Rasheed “Afonja Warrior” Abolaji when they face each other in the Light Middleweight contest.