Friday, January 1, 2016 2:40 pm
Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo who, on Boxing Day last year, became the national light welterweight boxing champion after he defeated Sunday “Capo” Olalekan by knockout at the fifth edition of GOtv Boxing Night, has applauded the organisers for making him a millionaire.
Eribo who adjudged the best boxer of the night at the National Stadium, Lagos, said his emergence was not a fluke.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank Flykite Productions for making me a millionaire, this is a stepping stone for me as I want to use this platform to become a world champion,” he said.
Eribo was adjudged the best boxer of the night, winning the cash prize of N1.5m and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy donated by the Chairman of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya
In another explosive title fight on the night, Olaide “Fijaborn “ Fijabi dethroned Sadiq “Police Machine “ Ahmed as the national welterweight champion.
Fijabi, a former amateur boxer in Lagos state, who made his professional debut last year at the GOtv Boxing Night, was not in the charitable mood of Christmas as he thumped the Police Machine into a daze.
The former champion became unsteady and unable to continue in the fifth round.
In the night’s major bout, Nigeria’s Waidi “Skoro “ Usman lost the chance of becoming the African Boxing Union featherweight champion when he lost to Edward “ Ring Messiah” Kakembo of Uganda by a split decision.
The Ugandan, who boasted that beating Skoro would be his Christmas gift to his countrymen, was better on the night. He was lightning -fast in offence and clever in defence, evading Skoro’s punches.
In the national super middleweight challenge contest, Rasheed “Afonja Warrior,” Abolaji defeated Su nday “Golden Child” Ajuwa by unanimous decision.
Sponsored by GOtv, the event was supported by MultiChoice, SuperSport, Paragonis Multimedia Limited, Newsbreak.ng, KSquare Security, Brila FM and Bond FM.