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

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

- Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph will face Ghana's Emmanuel Mensah for African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title

- They will fight at the Gotv Boxing night 16 event which will be held on Sunday, October 14, at the Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun stadium in Surulere

- Nine fights are scheduled for the night, two international between Nigerians and their African counterparts, and seven local bouts

- A grand prize of N1.5m is up for grabs for the best boxer of the night

Nigeria's Oto 'Joe Boy' Joseph, who is reigning African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, is set to defend his title on Sunday, October 14, against his Ghanaian opponent Emmanuel Mensah at the Gotv Boxing Night 16.

The bout which is the biggest of the nine bouts on the night is scheduled to hold in a new venue - the Indoor Sports Hall of Teslim Balogun stadium in Surulere.

Another big international fight scheduled is the West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight title clash between Rilwan "Real One" Oladosu of Nigeria and Ghana's Benjamin Lamptey.

After the huge success of the 15th edition held in Ibadan in July, the boxing competition is returning to Lagos as the 16th edition has been tagged Independence Edition.

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Aside the two international bouts, 14 other boxers will also be on parade, as nine bouts in one night, makes this 16th edition, the highest ever number since the event debuted in 2014.

Also billed to fight for the national light heavyweight title is Kabiru "KB Godson"Towolawi who squares up against Adewale "Masevex" Masebinu. Another tough bout will see Waidi "Skoro" Usman in a featherweight clash with Chibuzor "T Boy" Obi.

Organizers of the Govt Boxing Night speak at a press conference held in Lagos

Organizers of the Govt Boxing Night speak at a press conference held in Lagos
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The line up for the 16th edition is heavy with discoveries from the last two editions of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search. Prominent among these is Opeyemi " Sense" Elijah, who was the best boxer at NextGen 4.

He will take on Sheriff "Oshe" Ogunbanjo in a super bantanweight duel while the lightweight division will see Taiwo "Esepo" Agbaje take on Tope "TP Rock" Musa.

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Other fights will see Azeez "Who Say So" Tijani square up with Waheed "Showmax" Shogbanmu, while Isaac "I Star" Chukwudi confronts Adeyemi "Spirit" Adekanla in the welterweight category.

The super flyweight division will see Aminu "Lucky Boy" Akintayo against Mutiu "Machine" Lawal.

The best boxer on the night will go home with a cash prize of N1.5m and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola emerges best boxer in the last edition after victory against Prince ‘Lion’ Nwoye.

He went home with a cash prize of N1 million alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial trophy.

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