A couple months ago I wrote about a boxing revolution that is to come in Nigeria. Sports in Nigeria especially sports like boxing have taken the backseat for awhile now. There are so many talented boxers in Nigeria craving and working hard as much as they can for an opportunity to be in the spot light.
Such an opportunity came in March with Saleh Gloves Promotions hosting a very successful boxing event in Lagos, Nigeria. Saleh Gloves Promotions is a licensed Boxing Promotions company operating out of Lagos. Involved in talent sourcing, talent development and support. The brand also runs an NGO project called ‘They Deserve To Dream’. With the aim of providing training and development, management, welfare and financial support for young talented sports men and women in Africa.
SGP Boxing 001 was a charity boxing event held on the 25th of March 2018 at Mobolaji Johnson Indoor Sports Hall, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos. With an unexpected massive turn out and quality fights like never seen before in the region. With 5 professional bouts and 7 amateur bouts. Of the 5 professional bouts 2 were between Nigerian and Ghanaian fighters, Lawal ‘D Realshow Boi’ Riliwan vs Issaac ‘Zongo Fire’ Dowuona and Kabiru ‘Godson’ Towolawi vs Stephen #Warrior’ Abbey respectively.
Both fights were won by the 2 Nigerians Lawal ‘D Realshow Boi’ Riliwan and Kabiru ‘Godson’ Towolawi. Over 800 tickets sold with the organizers forced to turn down some fans that wanted tickets last minute. Obviously, SGP boxing 001 was a great success.
Kabiru ‘Godson’ Towolawi of Nigeria in the green and white trunks going head to head with Stephen #Warrior’ Abbey of Ghana in the black trunks
Silverbird TV host interviewing an amateur boxer at SGP Boxing 001