Winners have emerged in the GOtv Boxing Night 14.
22-year-old Rilwan Babatunde (aka Baby Face), has won the West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight title at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
Rilwan Babatunde defeated Djossou Agoy Basile from the Republic of Benin at the Gotv Boxing Night 14 in a fiercely contested bout via a fifth-round knockout.
The feat saw the young boxer winning the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer as well as a cash prize of ₦1 million.
On the feat, Rilwan Babatunde stated:
“I can’t be happier, I have given myself a birthday gift ahead of my 24th birthday but all I can say is that Basile put up a good fight but I was stronger and I was able to end the fight between the third and fourth round.
I have been working hard to get a title outside the shores of Nigeria and I can tell you that this is just the beginning of greater things to happen in Nigerian boxing because I will make history.”
Waidi “Skoro” Usman won the African Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight title by knocking out Michael “Shaka” Nyawade of Kenya in the 11th round.
Rilwan “Real One” Oladosun defeated Kehinde “Ijoba” Badmus to win the national lightweight title.
A national challenge bout in the category also saw the ABU champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph defeat a hard-fighting Prince “Lion” Nwoye.
In the cruiserweight category, Abiodun “Finito” Afini knocked out Razak “Hyena” Ramon.