New African featherweight King, Uganda’s Edward Shaka Kakembo exchanges pleasantries after pummeling Nigeria’s ‘Skoro’
The sixth edition of GOtv Boxing Night will hold on 25 March, Good Friday.
This was disclosed on Tuesday in Lagos by Mr. Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director, Flykite Sports, promoters of the event.
According to Alumona, the forthcoming edition is scheduled to provide top class boxing entertainment during the Easter celebrations, an occasion for the family.
“We have taken into consideration the fact that Easter is about the family, and families require entertainment during the celebrations. We assure boxing fans of top class entertainment, which has been the tradition of GOtv Boxing Night,” he said.
While the fight line-up has not been released, Alumona said boxers to be selected will be the best available. “We are widening our search for talents. Many amateur boxer are ready to turn professional. We will look at the most promising. The selection process will be rigorous. It is the least we can do,” he explained.
Sponsored by GOtv, the event is supported by MultiChoice, SuperSport, Complete Sport, Brilla FM, Bond FM, KSquare Security, Newsbreak.ng and Paragonis Multimedia Limited.
The last edition, which took place on 26 December, saw Uganda’s Edward Kakembo beating Nigeria’s Waidi ‘Skoro’ Usman to win the African Boxing Union Featherweight title, while Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo was named the best boxer of the event. He won the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and a cash prize of N1.5m.
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Source:: PM Newspaper