BOXING: Nigeria’s ‘Joe Boy’ Successfully Defends Belt To Retain ABU Title

Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph successfully defended his African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title on Sunday, as he saw off the feeble challenge of Ghana’s Success “Brave Warrior” Tetteh at GOtv Boxing Night 18, which held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium (formerly Liberty Stadium), Ibadan.

Joe Boy, miles ahead in ability, toyed with the dire and out of sorts Tetteh before knocking him out in the first round.

In the other title fight on the night, Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola dethroned Taofeek “Taozon” Bisuga to become the new National Super Featherweight champion. Scorpion thrice dropped Bisuga to the canvas in a fight that ended in 46 seconds.

In the light middleweight division,  Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku knocked out Republic of Benin’s Ekpresso Djamihou in the fourth round of their international challenge duel.

West African Boxing Union (WABU) Welterweight Champion, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, made an impressive return to action, dismissing Ganiyu “Energy” Kolawole in the third round of their duel. Rising lightweight star, Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje, knocked out Michael “Holy Mike” Jacobs in the first round of their challenge duel.

The Super Bantamweight bout between Opeyemi “Sense” Agbaje and Sadiq Adeleke ended in a draw. Jamiyu “Sunshine” Akande defeated fellow debutant Mufutau “Oloke” via a second-round knockout,  the same outcome as the clash between Isaac “I Star” Chukwudi and Jubril “Terrible” Olalekan, which was won by the former.