Flykite Productions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have announced July 21 as the new date for the 19th edition of the event, which was initially scheduled to hold on July 14.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday, the organisers said the event had been moved by one week to allow boxers additional preparation time, as some of those billed to fight at the event have sub-regional title bouts.
“Some of the boxers have been contacted for title bouts in the West African sub-region on soon-to-be announced dates and they need an extra week to adequately prepare and recover in addition to the preparation time in between GOtv Boxing Night 19 and their next fights.
“GOtv Boxing Night has put Nigerian boxers in demand on the continent and it is our responsibility to ensure that boxers are in tip-top shape for local and international bouts, which is why we have moved the event by one week,” the statement read.
GOtv Boxing Night 19 will hold at the indoor sports hall of the National Stadium, Lagos and feature nine bouts, including two all-female encounters.
The biggest of the fights will see the international welterweight challenge duel between Rilwan “Babyface” Babatunde of Nigeria and Eden Biki of Ghana.
The lightweight category will see African Boxing Union lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph take on Tope “Berinja” Agboola, while Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu will face West African Boxing Union lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu.
The featherweight division will attract plenty of attention with the fight between national champion, Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje, and former ABU champion, Waidi “Skoro” Usman.