UK-based Pakistani boxer Tasif Khan has added another feather to his cap as he currently holds the WBO African Super Flyweight title.
Khan won the WBO title by unanimous decision after an intense 12 round action against Ghana’s Gabriel Laryea.
It was a title fight at the King of the Ring 2 boxing match held at the Eko Club, Surulere, Lagos.
Before the fight, Khan predicted a tough challenge for his opponent, but he vowed to prove his mettle in the ring, and he did, albeit under difficult circumstances.
In addition to the WBO fight, Ani Michael won the National Middleweight competition by defeating Ugonna Emmanuel after four rounds by unanimous decision.
The International Super Bantamweight contest between Yusuf Adeniji and Ghanaian fighter Ezekiel Annan went the way of the former, winning on unanimous points.
The heavyweight contest between debutants Onuoha Chimezie and Tunde Azeez ended in a draw, while Oluwasegun ‘Bouncing’ Mustapha overcame Hammed ‘Eshe’ Ganiyu in the Welterweight National contest.
Elisha Obizulik won the National Lightweight title with a win over Ibrahim Oloyede.
One of the highlights of the night was the women’s bout between 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games silver medalist Adijat ‘Dija’ Gbadamosi, who saw a tough challenge from Taiye Kodjo.
Dija won by unanimous decision as she improved her fight record to seven straight wins.
Unlike other bouts that were mostly unanimous decisions, Ezra Arenyeka looked ruthless by knocking out his Ghanaian opponent, Frank Dodzi, in the 1st round.
Also in an exciting night of action, Kazakhstan’s Temirzhan ‘Gentleman’ Baimolda fought to a controversial draw against Waliu Arogundade.
With one judge scoring the fight in Arogundade’s favor and the other two scoring a draw, many thought the Nigerian should be declared the winner.
In addition to the puntos, there were also musical performances by the groups Goya Menor, CDQ, B-Tone and C-Prince.
Some of the ringside guests included Amos Adamu (former FIFA member), Bash Ali (former WBF Cruiserweight World Champion), President of Eko Club, Tajudeen Agoro, CEO, Harris Air, Harris Madueke, Shina Peller and Charles Okocha among others.
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