The National Cruiserweight Challenge marked the thrilling debut tournament by Emeka Agba Boxing Promotions at the Old School Hall, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, captivating fans with an evening of gripping bouts.
Six electrifying fights unfolded, among which the highlight was the National Cruiserweight Challenge between Samuel Ebohen and Soldier Boy Godwin Ambrose. Across eight gruelling rounds, both fighters showcased their prowess, but it was Ebohen who claimed victory via unanimous decision, expressing gratitude to his worthy opponent for a spirited battle.
Ebohen, moved by his win, acknowledged his opponent’s skill and promised more remarkable performances in the future, urging spectators to keep an eye on his journey.
In a parallel contest, Muyideen Ijalo triumphed over Hammed Adetokun in the National Lightweight Challenge, both fighters relishing their first professional bout and expressing gratitude for the platform provided by the promoter to exhibit their talents.
The event witnessed another standout moment as Oderinlo dominated Dimeji Lawal in their National Super Middleweight Challenge, while debutant Yusuf Egbeyemi halted Sunday Igiebor in the fourth round of their National Lightweight Challenge bout.
The evening also saw a tense encounter between Lucky Oyibo and Ibrahim Shobusi, ultimately halted due to a ringside medical decision, resulting in a draw. Henry Abolokeji secured a unanimous victory against Segun Afikun in their National Welterweight Challenge bout, rounding out the night of pulsating action.
The tournament, sanctioned by the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), received commendation from Emeka Agba, the founder of the promotion. Agba expressed his commitment to nurturing emerging talents, emphasising his dedication to fostering the growth of boxing through more such events.
Proudly observing the young stars gracing the inaugural edition of his promotions, Agba conveyed confidence in the sport’s future, pledging to elevate boxing and the newfound talents to unparalleled heights. Passionate about boxing’s potential, he vowed unwavering support to propel these emerging talents onto the global stage.