100 boxers show up at GOtv NextGen Search
NO fewer than 100 boxers converged on 65, Olatilewa Street, Lawanson yesterday where the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame is located for the first ever GOtv NextGen Search programme which commenced yesterday.
The programme, an initiative of Flykite Productions, organisers of the GOtv Boxing Night is aimed at identifying budding boxers with latent skills ready to be honed and groomed to stardom.
With the stage inside the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame facility, boxers engaged each other in contests before a panel of judges(selectors) made up of former internationals like Obisia Nwakpa, Joe Lasisi, Jeremiah Okorodudu, experienced boxing coaches and officials of the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control, led by the scribe, Wole Aboderin.
According to the Chief Operating Officer, Flyjite Productions, Bami-dele Johnson, the selection process end today, while the successful boxers will tomorrow attend a medical seminar where they will be given free medical check-up.
But the bill will be footed by the chairman of Multichoice Nigeria, Dewunmi Ogunsanya.
Jenkins Alumonu, CEO Flykite Productions also seized the opportunity to unveil the partnership between GOtv Boxing Night and Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame.
General Manager Marketing & Sales, Multichoice, Martim Mabuto and Wale Edu, Chief Executive of the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame expressed delight at the marriage between their organisations, urging other corporate bodies to emulate GOtv in the development and promotion of boxing in the country.
As part of their obligation to the partnership, a percentage of every GOtv Boxing Night promotion will be given to the Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame.