Flykite Productions, organizers of GOtv Boxing Night, have introduced July 21 as the new date for the nineteenth version of the occasion, which became first of all scheduled to keep on July 14.
In an announcement issued in Lagos on Tuesday, the organizers stated the event had been moved through one week to allow boxers additional coaching time, as some of the ones billed to combat on occasion have sub-local identify bouts.
“Some of the boxers were contacted for identifying bouts inside the West African sub-area on soon-to-be introduced dates, and they need an additional week to appropriately put together and recover further to the instruction time in between GOtv Boxing Night 19 and their subsequent fights.
“GOtv Boxing Night has placed Nigerian boxers in the call for on the continent, and we must ensure that boxers are in tip-pinnacle shape for the neighborhood and international bouts, which is why we have moved the occasion via one week,” the announcement study.
GOtv Boxing Night 19 will keep on the indoor sports corridor of the National Stadium, Lagos and individual nine bouts, consisting of two all-lady encounters.
The biggest of the fights will see the worldwide welterweight task duel between Rilwan “Babyface” Babatunde of Nigeria and Eden Bike of Ghana.
The light-weight class will see African Boxing Union light-weight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph tackle Tope “Berinja” Agboola, while Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu will face West African Boxing Union lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu.
The featherweight division will attract lots of attention with the combat among country full champion, Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje, and former ABU champion, Waidi “Skoro” Usman.
A long way from the brash, big guys of British boxing and the other loudmouths, fools, charlatans, and fakes of the ring, there’s a small man from Birmingham with a global identity and five defenses to his name.
Khalid Yafai is eight stone and 3 kilos on the fighting scales, gained the WBA outstanding-flyweight title in December 2016 and has been on the road for almost years, ending the full-size ambitions of some top guys in defense after the defense. He retained his identify over 12 rounds on Saturday night, an ugly brawl at instances towards his obligatory challenger on an undercard in Rhode Island. Five of Yafai’s six global name fights have long gone the total 12 rounds.
He has slowly damaged the hearts of boxers from Mexico, Panama, and Japan, a trio of nations with a rich record of high-quality little guys, in Monte Carlo casinos, on stacked undercards in which all people other than the giants within the predominant occasion are invisible and in different out of the way venues. He has battled his way to 26 wins in 26 fights, never insulted all and sundry or complained about existence on the brink of the respect. He is presently Britain’s longest reigning international champion.
In the 70s, 80s, and 90s several British boxing’s most notable names, maximum iconic figures, and wealthiest boxers biffed and bashed their way to global titles, attracting interest with every fight. The public knew their names, omitted their flaws and recollect now just the disjointed glory of such a lot of spectacularly quick durations as international champion. They get brought nightly as global champion, legend and British first-rate – ordinarily actual – however, there’s seldom a sobering reminder in their little time below the highlight.