Cruiserweight boxer, Stephen “Freeman” Kadima, on Saturday emerged the best boxer at the 25th GOtv Boxing Night to claim the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer of the night and the cash prize of N1m.
Kadima’s put up an outstanding performance to stop Michael “Emirate” Godwin, in a thrilling bout decided at the Old Gymnasium of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Speaking after his coronation, he said: “I’m delighted to have won this trophy and N1m after just four months I turned pro and I believe this is just the beginning of good things to come in my career.”
The seven-bout event also saw Ibadan-based lightweight boxer Samuel Moses defeat Wale Anifowose. His effort ended a streak of victories for Lagos-based boxers.
However, the other lightweight of the night ended in defeat for another Ibadan-based boxer, Ademola Ibrahim, as Segun “War” Adeyemi was declared winner by unanimous decision.
In the heavyweight division, Solomon “Iron Fist” Imole wasted no time to complete his task as he earned a first round knockout over Olanrewaju “Larry King” Adebiyi.
Super Welterweight boxer, Jafar “Armor Tank” Suleiman, also knocked out Basiru Kabiru.
The light heavyweight tie was decided by a unanimous decision in favour of Segun “Success” Olanrewaju, who faced a spirited challenge from Victor Bennet, all through the eight-round duel.
The light welterweight duel between Sadiq “Golden Boy” Oyokojo and Azeez “Latest” Ayobami ended in a draw.
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About GOtv Boxing
GOtv Boxing is Nigeria’s leading boxing event sponsored by Pay TV brand, GOtv, to revive boxing in the country.
By the third edition, GOtv raised the bar with the introduction of a prize money of N1million for the best boxer.
It debuted in November 2014.