FOUR solid bouts will herald the revival of professional boxing in Edo State, after years of lull.
The event which has been slated for November 9, 2013 at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, Benin City, is being put together by new promotional outfit, Osaefeomo Global Organization based in Benin City.
Top on the bill is an international lightweight boxing challenge between Edo-born Alex Rudd Ekhorowa and hard-punching Theordore Lokossou of Burkina Faso.
Billed to last for eight rounds, the bout is a prelude to the Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) World title fight expected to hold later this year in Edo State.
Other top contenders in the September 9, 2013 boxing show include Rasheed Abolaji who is billed to trade punches against Olalekan Sunday in an eight-round National Light Middleweight challenge bout while Jamin Animashau will square up against Dele Adeleke in a welterweight challenge.
The fourth bout for the show will be between Kemi Adebayo and Taiwo Thony in an all female light welterweight challenge billed to go four rounds.
According to the promoter, Mr. Bright Ekhorowa, the Nigerian Boxing Board of control has sanctioned the professional boxing bouts in recognition of the pride of place which Edo state occupies in the annals of professional boxing in Nigeria.
The Honourable General- Secretary of NBB of C, Otunba Remi Aboderin has therefore made a passionate appeal to the comrade governor, Adams Oshiomhole, the Benin Monarch, HRM, Oba Erediauwa, the Honourable commissioner for Youth, Sports and Social Mobilization, Lady Omorede Osifo and all boxing enthusiast to give their unflinching support for the success of the event.