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How Isaac Ekpo Lost WBA Title To German Through Technical Decision

Making his first defense of his WBA World super middleweight title, Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) defeated number 3 WBA Isaac Ekpo (31-3, 24 KOs) by a 5th round technical decision on Saturday night to retain his World Boxing Association title at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany. The 24-year-old Zeuge built up a lead through five rounds. The bout …

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Nigeria’s Lawrence Okolie In Second Pro Fight April 15

Nigerian born, Lawrence Okolie will fight for the second time as a pro at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on April 15, live on Sky Sports. The Team GB Rio Olympian joined the paid ranks on last Saturday night with a brutal KO win over Geoffrey Cave inside 20 seconds at the Manchester Arena on the undercard of Jorge Linares’ …

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Bash Ali Writes Letter To Osinbajo

Former world cruiserweight boxing champion, Bash Ali has written a letter to Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, with a view towards getting Federal Government’s assistance in his bid to enter the Guinness Book of records as the oldest boxer to win a world title. In the letter dated March 6, Ali narrated his ordeal in the hands of various sports …

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Okorodudu Slams Delta State Boxing

Ex-international and former champion, now assistant national boxing coach, Jerry Okorodudu has condemned Delta State government for its inability to provide training facilities for boxers in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Okorodudu said it is regrettable that the state’s boxers usually train under a mango tree at a corner beside Asaba Stadium. “It is a shame for …

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Grassroots talent-hunt initiative, a panacea to fight unemployment

The Chairman, Caretaker Committee, Ezeagu LGA, Chukwudi Fred Ezinwa, has described the Edward Ubosi Boxing Talent-Hunt Initiative as a major panacea in the fight against unemployment. This grassroots initiative of Enugu State Speaker, Edward Ubosi was aimed at identifying talents for the state to use at national sports festival. It can also help to develop useful skills among the youths …

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Joshua Flies To Baltimore

Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer, Anthony Olufemi Olaseini Joshua headed off to Baltimore on Sunday to visit Under Armour’s headquarters with his promoter Eddie Hearn. Joshua, who has a sponsorship deal with the sporting brand, took to Instagram to post a photo himself hanging out with Hearn on a plane, captioning the post: ‘Baltimore bound.’ Hearn, however, was a fair bit …

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Oyo Police Boss Backs OSABA’s Crusade

Commissioner for Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, has pledged to help the Oyo State Amateur Boxing Association (OSABA) flush out the hoodlums using the sport as guise for criminal activities in the state. Speaking while hosting OSABA members led by Baron Akintunde Opaleye at the weekend, the commissioner expressed his love for the sport that brought the first sporting glory to Nigeria …

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Joshua Eyes Legend’s Status

-With April 2017 Fight Against Wladimir Klitschko Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer, Anthony Olaseni Olufemi Joshua believes his fight against Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 next year will transform him from a ‘champion to a legend overnight.’ The dominant IBF title holder shared a stage with the veteran Ukrainian as both men afforded one another respect in the pre-fight press conference. …

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WFM Plan Maiden Kick Boxing Tourney

World Federation of Elite Marshal Art (WFM) plans to organise the first Kick Boxing tournament in Nigeria in 2017. President of the WFM in Nigeria, Samson Momoh told SportsDay that a specific date for the tournament is yet to be decided. According to Momoh, a Hall of Famer in worldwide martial arts in Canada and a former professional kick boxer …

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Pacquiao, Vargas Live On SuperSport

-Coverage Comes On Sunday Morning It’s a long way from the Philippines Senate to the boxing ring, but Manny Pacquiao will make that trip this weekend when he challenges Jessie Vargas for the WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas. The action will be broadcast live on SS6 from 3amCAT on Sunday morning. The recently installed senator continues to box, but …

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