GOtv Boxing Night 21: Babyface emerges best boxer, wins N1 million

Rilwan “Babyface” Babatunde, on Friday, emerged as the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 21, which was held at the Rowe Park Sports Center in Lagos.

Rilwan “Babyface” Babatunde, on Friday, emerged as the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 21, which was held at the Rowe Park Sports Center in Lagos.

The West African Boxing Union welterweight champion went home with the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and the cash prize of N1 million attached to the award.

Baby Face knocked out Jubril “Terrible” Olalekan in the second round of his national eight-round welterweight contest to emerge as the choice of journalists covering the event.

In the bantamweight division, Habeeb “Ige” Oladeji won the national bantamweight title, defeating Tunde “Turning Star” Olojede by split decision in an explosive 10-round bout.

The lightweight rematch between Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu and Prince “Lion” Nwoye ended with the victory of Oladosu, the WABU champion. Oladosu, who dominated the fight until the end, won by unanimous decision.

Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi’s long-awaited return to the ring saw the former African Boxing Union (ABU) light welterweight champion go through a rather difficult time for Dennis “The Range” Mbat. Fijabi, however, showed that he still has a lot of threat when he stopped the brave Mbat in the fourth round.

A knockout victory was also recorded in the light heavyweight division, where experienced junior According to “Success” Olanrewaju stopped knockout exponent Cosmos “Awosika” David in the second round.

In other bouts, Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan stopped Kazeem “Delight” Oliwo with a TKO in the super featherweight division, while Alaba Elybow “Omotola improved his reputation by defeating Lateef” Akin Jnr “Akinola of the same way.

Saturday’s event was the first GOtv Boxing Night without fans. It was declared behind closed doors due to Covid-19 protocols, but was broadcast live to GOtv subscribers on SuperSport Select 2 (channel 34).

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