Chairman, GOtv Boxing and Patron, Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya (SAN), has announced his sponsorship of the Lagos State Inter-Club Boxing Challenge, which off today at the Rowe Park Sports Centre, Yaba, Lagos, and end on Thursday.
The tourney, which is in its maiden edition, will feature about 150 senior male and female boxers across weight categories drawn from boxing clubs in the state.
Organised by the Lagos State Sports Commission in conjunction with the Lagos State Boxing Association, the tournament aims to discover talented boxers ahead of the 20th National Sports Festival billed to hold in Edo State in April 2020.
Flykite Productions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, explained that Ogunsanya’s decision to sponsor the tourney is in recognition of the contribution of amateur boxing to the growth of professional boxing in Nigeria.
Chairman, Lagos State Boxing Association, Mr. Akinsoji Ambode, explained that in addition to discovering boxers that will represent the state at the National Sports Festival, the tournament will also give opportunity to boxers in all corners of the state because participation is open to all young boxers attached to clubs affiliated to the Lagos State Boxing Association.
Trophies will be awarded to best boxers in the male and female categories at the end of the tournament.