THE GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, a hunt for professional boxing talents, began yesterday in Lagos.
The event, which holds at the Lagos Boxing Hall of Gym, Olatilewa Road, Surulere, Lagos, will run for two days. GOtv Boxing Night is being organised under the auspices of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) and in partnership with Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame.
According to the organisers, GOtv NextGen Search is conceived to discover boxing talents who are not older than 28 years.
Boxers registered for the event took part in sparring sessions and were ranked by accomplished judges who will select the best among them.
Selected boxers will be eligible for medical examination paid for by the sponsors, who will similarly pay for their professional boxing licences.
Those in this category will have added bonus of being eligible to attend a sport and medical seminar to be addressed by leading resource persons.
Speaking at the occasion yesterday, the chairman of Multichoice Nigeria, Mr. Adewunmi Ogunsanya, the step taken by GOtv NextGen Search was a most significant because it offers boxing in our country a big chance of self-regeneration.