The event, which holds on 28 December will feature musical performances by Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni da Entertainer, Daddy Showkey, TJ Classic and OJ Flamez along with eight boxing bouts. The assurance of adequate security and effective traffic management was given by Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director, Flykite Promotions. According to him, becessary arrangements have been concluded to ensure the safety of fans and easy movement of vehicular traffic.
“The safety of fans at the venue is of utmost importance to us. We also have put in place an effective traffic management plan that will make it easy for fans to drive into and out of the venue. For security, we are working with a leading private security firm as well as the police to ensure that fans, who are the lifeblood of the sport, feel safe,” he said.
GOtv Boxing Night 17 will feature eight fights, including two international bouts.
The biggest on the night is the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental super featherweight title bout between Segun “The Machine” Wahab of Nigeria and Issa “Peche Boy” Nampepeche of Tanzania. The other international bout will see US-based Oluwafemi “The Eagle” Oyeleye take on Meshack “Smart Boy” Mwankemwa of Tanzania in a middleweight challenge contest.
Also scheduled to be in action are Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph; West African Boxing Union (WABU) champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola and Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai.
The event will be beamed live on SuperSport in 47 African countries.
The best boxer on the night will go home with a cash prize of N1.5 million alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy. Fans will also win 30 GOtv decoders via raffle draws.