BOXING: Scorpion Eyes N1m Cash Ahead Of National Super Featherweight Title Bout

Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola, winner of the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing Night 15, has expressed his desire to reclaim the award at GOtv Boxing Night 18. The award carries a cash prize of N1 million.

Oyekola, who won N1 million when he emerged the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 15, said he will be at his best when he takes on Taofeek ‘Taozon’ Bisuga in the national super featherweight title bout scheduled for the event,  which holds at the Indoor Sports Hall of Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan, on Sunday. 

“I have won it before and I want to win it again and I will win again. I thank the sponsors for what they are doing, as they have changed the lives of Nigerian boxers for the better. Taozon will fall. I will sting him till he falls,” he said.

GOtv Boxing Night 18 will feature eight bouts, with headline encounter being the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title clash between reigning champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph of Nigeria and Success “Brave Warrior” Tetteh of Ghana. Another fight with international flavour will see Nigeria’s Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku fight  Republic of Benin’s Ekpresso Djamihou in a light middleweight challenge contest.

Others scheduled to feature include Tawio “Esepo” Agbaje, best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 16; Adeyemi “Sense” Opeyemi, best boxer at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4.