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Nigerian Boxer Agbaje Beats Tanzanian Opponent as Fast Rising Boxer Abimbola Wins N1m
Little-known national lightweight boxer, Emmanuel Abimbola, on Monday, May 1, emerged as the best boxer at the GOtv Boxing Night 28 to win the sum of N1 million cash prize and the Mojisola Memorial Ogunsanya Trophy.
The young dreadlocked boxer won the trophy, seeing off the challenge of more famous names like Taiwo "Esepor" Agbaje, rated 39th in the world by the World Boxing Federation (IBF), Michael Adesodun and Stephen "Freeman" Kadima.
Abimbola was deemed the most impressive performer by journalists at the event, following his clinical defeat of the tough Prince “Lion” Nwoye at the seven-bout event, which was held at the Molade Okoya Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
On the same night, Agbaje, the reigning WBF Intercontinental featherweight champion, defeated his Tanzanian opponent, Twalib Tuwa. True to his reputation as a knockout specialist, the volume-punching Agbaje stopped Tuwa in the third round.
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Kadima knocked out Godwin Ambrose to emerge as the winner of their cruiserweight bout, while Dolapo Omole also ended his national featherweight bout against Gbenga Mojeed with a fifth-round technical knockout.
Dimeji Salami won his national super middleweight fight against Samuel Elegbede by unanimous decision, while the explosive Michael Adesodun was declared the winner by unanimous decision against Samuel Moses.
In the eight-round national lightweight bout, Tosin “Soja Boy” Osaigbovo won by unanimous decision against Azeez “Latest” Ayobami.
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that GOtv Boxing Night 26 experienced some of the best boxing bouts by fans at the Molade Okoya Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
Light welterweight boxers, Bartholomew Abuchi, and Yusuf Ogunbunmi won ₦ 1.5 million respectively for emerging the best boxer and runner-up in the competition.
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Abuchi had emerged victorious against Samuel Adebayo also known as the “African Mayweather” by unanimous decision to be adjudged as the overall best fighter on the night.
Ogunbunmi on the other hand won the runners-up award worth ₦500,000 for his performance in the keenly contested bout against Kabiru “KB Sniper” Salawu which he won by split decision.
Taiwo “Esepor” Agbaje defeats Ghanaian Emmanuel (Agogo) Mensah by TKO in round 6 at the GOtv Boxing Night 26 After dropping Emmanuel in round 3, Agbaje forced Ghanian Emmanuel Mensah to retire in his corner in round 6.