The 20th edition of GOtv Boxing Night will be presented by a fight for the heavyweight title of the World Intercontinental Boxing Federation between the Nigerian American Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwarieme and the Argentinian Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte. This was announced yesterday in Lagos at a press conference by the organizers, Flykite Productions. The fight is one of nine scheduled for the show to be held on December 28 at Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.
Jenkins Alumona, CEO of Flykite Productions, said the fight, which has been the largest on Nigerian soil for decades, is part of the promise to host world-class fights at the show.
“Nigeria has not hosted a bout of this profile in decades. We made a promise to put Nigeria back on the global boxing map and we are happy to see the promise come to fruition. We believe this bout provides an indication of the return to health of Nigerian boxing since GOtv launched an intervention to revive the sport which, long before 2014, was in coma,” said Alumona.