Boxing day delivered the right dividends for reigning West African Boxing Union (WABU) featherweight champion, Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje, as he became a World champion after winning the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental featherweight title and cash prize of N1,500,000 as the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 27 decided at the impressive Tafawa Balewa Square.
Esepo ended the much talked about 12 Round fight against Filipino boxer, Richard Taruc Pumicpic, via a technical knockout in the seventh round to earn a place in the record books.
For his dexterity during the fight, Esepo was named best boxer and presented with the fourth Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer with the cash prize of N1.5 million.
Esepo’s performance is a clear indication of his development as he is a three-time winner of the Best Boxer Award.
Sponsored by GOtv with Supa Komando energy drink as partner, boxing fans at GOtv Boxing Night 27 were also entertained by musical performances from international Afrobeat superstars Ruger, 9ice, DJ Exclusive and Chinko Ekun.
There were five other bouts during the event.
National Super lightweight champion, Adeyemi “Spirit” Adekanla retained his title and extended his unbeaten streak to 10 bouts after defeating Bartholomew Abuchi, who was the Best Boxer of GOtv Night 26 by unanimous decision.
A new king was crowned in the National Super Featherweight category as champion Sodiq Oyakojo’s reign came to an end after Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan, won the bout by unanimous decision.
The Bantamweight duel between Opeyemi “Golden Boy” Ibrahim and Sodiq “Happy Boy” Adeleke ended in Adeleke’s favour via unanimous decision, while Michael Adesodun knocked out Idris Aloma in the fourth round of their National Super Featherweight bout.
It wasn’t a good start for debutant, Sofiat Lateef, who lost to Abosede Akinsanya, in a National Middleweight fight.