Nigeria's Joe Boy to fight Ghana's Nukpe for African lightweight title

Nigeria's Joe Boy to fight Ghana's Nukpe for African lightweight title

- Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph to fight Ghana's Nathaniel Nukpe for African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title

- They will fight at the Gotv Boxing night 15 event which will be held on Sunday, July 29, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) stadium in Ibadan

- Seven fights are scheduled for the night, two international between Nigerians and their African counterparts, and five local

- The event is making a return to the Oyo state capital where it held in March 2017

Nigeria's Oto 'Joe Boy' Joseph, who is reigning African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, is set to defend his title on Sunday, July 29, at the Gotv Boxing Night 15 scheduled to hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) stadium in Ibadan.

Joe Boy is billed to go against his Ghanaian opponent Nathaniel Nukpe in a 12-round contest which is the biggest of the seven bouts on the night.

Another big fight scheduled is the international light middleweight challenge contest between Nigeria’s Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku and Franc Houanvoegbe of the Republic of Benin.

Nigeria's Joe Boy to fight Ghana's Nukpe for African lightweight title

L-R: Chidozie Bede-Nwokoye, Marketing Manager, GOtv; Akinola Salu, General Manager, GOtv and Jenkins Alumona, CEO Flykite Productions during the GOtv Boxing Night 15 Press Conference

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Also billed to fight is the African Boxing Union welterweight champion and crowd favourite, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who will square up against Kazeem “Iberu” Ariyo in a national challenge duel.

Nigeria's Joe Boy to fight Ghana's Nukpe for African lightweight title

Chidozie Bede-Nwokoye, Marketing Manager, GOtv; Akinola Salu, General Manager, GOtv; Jenkins Alumona, CEO Flykite Productions and Neil Bothma, CEO BetKing Nigeria during the GOtv Boxing Night 15

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The cruiser-weight division will feature Idowu “ID Cabasa” Okusote against Michael “Lion Heart” Godwin, while Prince “Lion” Nwoye will take on Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola in a lightweight challenge duel.

The light welterweight category will see Vincent “Dada” Essien go against Segun “Showboy” Olalehin while there will also be a heavyweight clash between Daniel “Big Shark” Emeka and Sulaimon “Olags” Adeosun.

The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy as the event is making a return to the Oyo state capital where it held in March 2017.

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