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GOtv Boxing Night 10: Foes Ready to Battle For N1.5m

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first_imgMany in the crowd had never seen Fijabi restrained in that manner and concluded that his victory was debatableFijabi said he has learnt lessons from the last encounter and hopes to use such lessons to his advantage.Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, the Nigerian involved in the African Boxing Union welterweight title bout on the night, may have a similar disadvantage to what Fijabi suffered in his first encounter with King. His opponent, Stanley “Smart Boy” Mwankemwa, Tanzanian national champion, most likely, has watched Eribo’s fights. GOtv Boxing Night is shown live by SuperSport in 47 African countries. Edo Boy, probably, does not know exactly what to expect of his opponent.In sport, familiarity tends to breed stalemate. This, however, is not likely to be the case in the lightweight challenge duel between national champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph and Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai, the man he dethroned. The two previous fights between them, including the title fight, were firecrackers and won by Joe Boy. The encounters have produced a running stream of bad blood between the duo.This has been marked by two near-clashes on radio programmes. The featherweight division will also feature familiar foes in the shape of Waidi “Skoro” Usman, national featherweight champion, and Dare “Fighting Machine” Oyewole, the former champion. Fighting Machine still seethes at the loss of his title to Skoro.The other lightweight duel features Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu and Prince “Lion” Nwoye, who are fighting each other for the first time.The same applies in the light welterweight division, which will see Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde take on Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Sogbesan, and the lightweight category featuring Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi and Emmanuel “Man Mopol” Igwe.The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1.5million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tomorrow at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, many eyes will be on Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who will defend his West African Boxing Union light welterweight title against Ghana’s Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena. The bout, one of the two title encounters at GOtv Boxing Night 10, is the meeting of intimate strangers. Both boxers met at GOtv Boxing Night 9 in October, with Fijabi winning via a split decision.Kwabena, at the press conference before the October bout, declared that he had watched many of Fijabi’s fights at previous editions of GOtv Boxing Night, something that helped him avoid the customary blitz of punches and quick defeat.Kwabena, a physically imposing boxer, adopted a purely functional approach that largely neutered Fijabi’s freewheeling style. He succeeded in curtailing the Nigerian’s punching powers with an impressive defence strategy and delivered his own punches when necessary. The judges declared Fijabi winner.last_img read more

Negotiations continue on bringing hotel-conference center development to Clear Lake

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first_imgCLEAR LAKE — The city of Clear Lake is still working with developers on the possibility of bringing a $12 million hotel and conference center to the community.City Administrator Scott Flory says the city has been working with the unnamed developer since October on this project. “We commissioned a feasibility report, and since that time, we’ve had a developer show interest in Clear Lake, looking at a number of locations around the community for a possible development project that would include somewhere around 70-to-80-plus units in a hotel. It would also include a conference center that could accommodate up to 500 persons, and additionally a restaurant that could seat up to 200 people.”Flory says this type of a project has been on the city’s radar screen for a couple of years.  “We’ve always believed that a facility like this would enable Clear Lake to be more desirable as a retreat destination type community for professional conferences and things of that sort. We’re excited to continue to be working forward with a developer on opportunities that could bring something like that to our community.”Flory says talks are continuing with the developer on a preliminary development agreement that can be presented to the city council in the near future.  “I’m in negotiations with the developer, there’s other negotiations ongoing with the developer and land owners regarding potential sites for the project. I’m not at liberty to disclose any of those. The city is discussing potential development agreement incentives to help bring the project to Clear Lake.”Flory says it’s been over two decades since a major hotel project has been constructed in Clear Lake.last_img read more