Nigerian Fighter Beats Ghanaian Rival To Win N1.5m


Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph, Nigerian boxer defeated Ghana’s Amefu in an eight-round international contest. The young Nigerian was awarded the best boxer of the night winning the sum of N1.5m. Olaide Fijabi also won his bout over Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena of Ghana Nigeria’s national lightweight champion Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph who defeated Ghana’s Richard “Desert Warrior” Amefu via unanimous decision was named the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 9 which was held in front of a capacity crowd at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, on Sunday, October 2.

Joe Boy displays a dummy cheque of N1.5m alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya trophy The honour was accompanied by a cash prize of N1.5million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya memorial trophy. To win the award for the third time, Joe Boy, defeated the very strong Amefu via unanimous decision in an eight round international challenge contest. In the other international challenge duel of the night, Nigeria’s national light welterweight champion Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi defeated Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena of Ghana via a split decision.

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The moment Olaide Fijabi was adjudged winner over Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena of Ghana The event also yielded a new national cruiserwight champion in Idowu “ID Cabasa” Okusote, who dethroned Ekeng “Fighting Policeman” Henshaw by a sixth round knockout.

“Fighting Policeman” Henshaw to win the national cruiserweight title. Similarly defeated was the colourful Jude “Great Jude” Iloh, the national light heavyweight champion, who was knocked out by Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu in their national challenge bout. Prince “Lion Nwoye” had started the trend by knocking out Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan in the final round of their six-round national lightweight contest. Other winners on the night were Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi, who saw off Olajide ‘Germani’ Olatunji  , and Semiu “Jagaban” Olapade, who defeated Ebubechukwu “Coded Man” Edeh.


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