Opeyemi Adeyemi, 19-year-old Nigerian boxer, wins N1m prize

Opeyemi Adeyemi, 19-year-old Nigerian boxer, wins N1m prize

- Opeyemi Adeyemi emerges best boxer of the night after a draw against Sadiq Adeyemi

- He went home with a cash prize of N1 million for his efforts and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy

- The 19-year-old boxer is unbeaten in three professional boxing fights, with a record of two victories and one draw

Super bantamweight boxer, Opeyemi ‘Sense’ Adeyemi, has been voted best boxer at the GOtv Boxing Night 18, which held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan on Sunday, April 21.

Although the 19-year-old boxer finished his six-round bout against Sadiq Adeyemi with a draw, his performance on the night was enough to hand him a cash prize of N1 million, and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.

Adeyemi recorded the highest number of votes in the poll carried out by journalists at the event.

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According to the show organizers, Flykite Productions, Adeyemi announcement as the winner of the prize was not made at the venue, as it has been done in times past, following an advice against it by the security personnel on duty at the show.

“Policemen and officials of the private security firm at the event advised against announcing the best boxer immediately after the show because they considered it less than safe to do so. Opeyemi will be presented with his cheque at our Lagos office,” the statement said.

Adeyemi was first discovered the Boxing NextGen Search 3 in 2017 in Ibadan, where he was deemed a year too young to turn professional, despite excelling during trials for young boxers.

But he made a return the following year and excelled again as he emerged best boxer at Boxing NextGen Search 4 in Abeokuta.

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He is unbeaten in three professional boxing fights, with a record of two victories and one draw.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Oto 'Joe Boy' Joseph knocked out Success “Brave Warrior” Tetteh of Ghana with 32 seconds left on the clock in round two of their African Boxing Union Lightweight challenge.

The victory sees Joseph retain his African Boxing Union Lightweight belt.

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