2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympics Silver medalist, Adijat Gbadamosi on Saturday emerged winner of this month’s best boxer of the day award based on her outstanding performance at the 101th edition of the Monthly Saturday Boxing Show at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Hall, Rowe-Park, Yaba.
Gbadamosi, a southpaw, was named by the Referees and Judges present as the best boxer out of 18 pugilists that fought in nine bouts fought.
The petite flyweight dominated Sukurat Ogajimo from Hard-Punch Boxing Club in their 51kg bout to record a unanimous decision from the five judges at the ringside.
Speaking to Sportinglife.ng after receiving her award, Gbadamosi thanked the chairman of Lagos State Boxing Hall Of Fame, Olawale Edun for his commitment to the growth of boxing, citing that fighting regularly under the platform made her excel in all the international events she participated for Nigeria last year.
Gbadamosi, who won a gold medal at the African Youth Boxing Championships in Morocco last year, added she would like to represent Nigeria at the senior Olympic games in Tokyo next year, after which she will go professional.
“I would like to represent Nigeria at next year’s summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. But first I would like the handlers of national team to extend an invitation to fight for a place in the team to partake in the African Games later in the year.”
Star Boxing Club’s Ikimo Jinad defeated Akindele Opeyemi of Brightest Boxing Club in the female 48kg weight class by a 5-0 unanimous decision while the male 60kg bout saw Ajadi Fatai of Star Boxing Club beat Gbobaniyi Segun of Festac Youth Boxing Academy by a 3-2 split decision.
Lagelu Boxing Club’s Abdulahi Adesokan was disqualified from his 64kg fight with Bolaji Olalere from Ajetunmobi Boxing Club for being over the required weight while Champion’s Ifeanyi Esheta and AMK’s Adebayo Dada 64kg fight stopped in the second round after Dada had a nasty cut to his eyebrows and could not continue.
Imoleayo Adebayo from Diamond Boxing Club won the battle of the Super Heavyweights (91+kg), beating Glorious Boxing Club’s Olaitan Ganiyu by a majority decision.