• Teen sensation Animashaun claims GOtv Boxing top prize, N1m

    Teen sensation animashaun claims gotv boxing top prize n1m - nigeria newspapers online
    • 2Minutes – Read
    • 224Words (Approximately)

    Teen sensation Animashaun claims GOtv Boxing top prize, N1m

    Raheem ‘Badoo’ Animashaun, 16, produced a thrilling performance to emerge the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 31 on Wednesday, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

    Animashaun recorded a fourth-round technical knockout win over the more experienced Samuel ‘Apata Roro’ Moses in their national light welterweight challenge bout to win the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and the cash prize of N1m attached to it.

    The teenage boxer was all feints, weaves, fast and furious punching, as he dominated his more fancied opponent from the first round of the encounter.

    The youngster knocked down his opponent twice before ending the fight in the fourth round. The announcement of his name as the winner of the best boxer award was met with rapturous applause.

    Animashaun  is the son of Jamiu ‘Rotor’ Animashaun, a former professional boxer who fought in the first two editions of GOtv Boxing Night.

    Also, on the night, Segun ‘War’ Adeyemi defeated Adeyemi ‘Spirit’ Adekanla via a majority decision, to win the West African Boxing Union light welterweight title. Adewale ‘Playboy’ Oladeji sealed a unanimous decision win over Afikun ‘Ijebu’ Gbenga in their super welterweight encounter. The national flyweight challenge bout between Sikiru ‘Isho’ Ogunyaju and the current national flyweight champion Sifon Ogunbumi ‘Best’ Iwatt ended in a draw.

    See More Stories Like This