He urged other corporate organisations to emulate GOtv, so that Nigerian boxing can develop faster. The WABU President stated that Nigeria has talented boxers, as shown by the GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, which already has one of its products, Rilwan Babatunde about to fight for the WABU welterweight title against Djossou Basile of the Republic of Benin at GOtv Boxing Night 14 holding at the Indoor Sports of the National Stadium, Lagos, onÂ April 14.The seven-bout event will also see Nigeriaâ€™s Waidi Usman take on Kenyaâ€™s Michael Nyawade for the African Boxing Union (ABU) title. Similarly included in the bout line-up is the national lightweight title contest between Rilwan Oladosu and Kazeem Badmus.The best boxer at the event will go home with N1million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram GOtv Boxing Night 14The West African Boxing Union (WABU) has commended pay-television service provider, GOtv, for its continuous support for Nigerian boxing through GOtv Boxing Night, which is its 14th edition, and GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, a talent hunt initiative.Speaking in Lagos on Friday, Mr. Remi Aboderin, WABU President and Secretary-General, Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), said Nigerian boxing owes its return to vitality to the immense support provided by GOtv since 2014 when GOtv Boxing Night 14 debuted.Aboderin, a former boxing promoter, recalled that before GOtv Boxing Night began, promotions had dried up, leaving boxers inactive. The situation, he explained, damaged the chances of promising boxers, who had no outlet for their talents.â€œWe were in a bad place before GOtv Boxing Night began. There were no promotions and our promising boxers lost the opportunity to fight. The few who fought did so infrequently and earned so little for their efforts. Now, things have changed and very fast too. Boxers are fighting more regularly and are testing themselves against the best in the West African sub-region and Africa as a whole. They are earning considerably better sums. The country has also produced many sub-regional and three continental champions in different weight categories,â€ said Aboderin.
There have been a number of injury concerns of late – in particular Padraic Maher who’s been out for a number of weeks with a shoulder problemHowever Eamon O’Shea is confident that things will come right in time for the August 16th clash in Croke Park.Meanwhile Galway manager Anthony Cunningham has his own injury concerns ahead of the game – he admits half-forward Conor Cooney is unlikely to feature against Tipp.
Margo O’ Donnell, the Queen of Country and Irish Music returns to Ostan Loch Altan, Gortahork on Saturday the 11th February for her Annual Concert in aid of The Mullaghduff Fife & Drum Band.Margo, who has always been a huge supporter of The Mullaghduff Band, has held the concert for over 5 years now and continues to fill the ballroom to capacity each year.This year Margo will be joined on Stage by Local Artists including Jacqui Sharkey and Gavin Boyle. To secure your tickets for which are only €20 please contact Ostan Loch Altan Reception on (00353) 074 9535267 Or any member of The Mullaghduff Band of Committee. MARGO LENDS A HAND TO THE MULLAGHDUFF FIFE AND DRUM BAND was last modified: January 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MargoiMullaghduff Fife and Drum Band