Mr. Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director of Flykite Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, has explained why GOtv Boxing is in partnership with the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame (LBHF) for the 76th Monthly Saturday Boxing Show.
Speaking in Lagos on Monday, Alumona said GOtv Boxing signed a partnership agreement with the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame in February because it recognizes the value of what the LBHF is doing for boxing at the amateur level.
“GOtv Boxing is into professional boxing. But there is no professional cadre without the amateur cadre. The LBHF, through the Monthly Saturday Boxing Show, has been developing talents that we hope will become professionals and make this country proud. We always talk about the need for grassroots development in any sport. The perfect example of that is the Monthly Saturday Boxing Show. What GOtv Boxing set out to do is the revival of boxing in Nigeria. Part of that revival is what the monthly boxing show does,” he said.
Alumona added that the partnership with the LBHF has been mutually beneficial, with the latter offering its gym for sparring by and camping of boxers during GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, the second edition of which ended last week.
The Monthly Boxing Show holds on 27 August and the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Lagos.