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Nigerian boxer beats Ghanaian, 16 others to win N1m

Legit logo Legit 23/07/2019 Nomso Obiajuru

Featherweight boxer, Taiwo "Esepo" Agbaje, on Sunday, July 21, emerged best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 19, held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos state.

Agbaje was awarded the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and a cash prize of N1million after being voted as the best boxer on the night.

This will be the second time he will be winning the award after also clinching it last year. 

a group of people posing for the camera: Nigerian boxer beats Ghanaian, 16 others to win N1m © Provided by Genesis Media Nigerian boxer beats Ghanaian, 16 others to win N1m The fast-rising boxer wowed the crowd with a commanding performance to defeat Waidi “Skoro” Usman, former African Boxing Union (ABU) champion, in their eight-round national challenge bout. He left no one in doubt of his mission from the first bell, as he twice left Skoro sprawling in the first round with vicious punches delivered at a high speed.

The 27-year-old, who is undefeated in eight fights, was quicker, more alert and energetic than the former ABU champion, who had a hugely punishing evening.

Another big winner on the night was Nigeria's Rilwan "Baby Face" Babatunde, the West African Boxing Union (WABU) champion, who knocked out Ghana's Edem Biki in the final round of their 10-round international challenge bout.

Despite suffering a cut above his right eye, Babatunde remained undaunted and rallied back dramatically with three devastating left hooks to end the fight at the start of the last round. While the win saw Babatunde stretch his unbeaten record to nine, it was a first defeat for Biki in 10 fights.

In the national lightweight challenge, Rilwan "Real One" Oladosu maintained his unbeaten streak, after seeing off Hammed "Ese Hammed" Ganiyu with a win via unanimous decision.

Also maintaining his unbeaten record is ABU lightweight champion, Oto "Joe Boy" Joseph, who knocked out Tope "Berinja" Agboola their eight-round national lightweight challenge bout.

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The eight-round national featherweight challenge bout saw Tope "TP Rock" Musa, score a unanimous decision victory over Kazeem "The Light" Oliwo.

Adeyemi "Spirit" Adekanla defeated Isaac "I-Star" Chukwudi, Adekanla via a split decision in their national light welterweight challenge bout.

In the four-round female national bantamweight challenge, bout, Rodiat Yusuf saw off Fatima Sanni via a second round technical knockout, while Cynthia "Bobby Girl" Ogunsemilore, made light work of Abiodun "Lady Crusher" Adedeji, by securing a first round technical knockout win.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that super bantamweight boxer, Opeyemi ‘Sense’ Adeyemi, was 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.


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