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Minimah Boxing Semi-finalists Emerge

Semi-finalists has emerged on Wednesday at the 1st Kenneth Minimah National Open Boxing Championship which took place inside the Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium, Lagos after some quarter-final bouts were decided. In some of the quarter-final bouts that took place, 2014 Commonwealth Games boxer, Waheed Shogbamu defeated Salawu Kabiru from Rivers State via technical knockout. Aliu Ibrahim from Lagos State ...

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Boxing Needs Govt Support – Aboderin

-Says Lack On Interest Killing Pugilism   Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBBC) secretary-general, Remi Aboderin has attributed lack of government interest to the genesis of disgusting situation of Nigeria boxing as this does not encourage sponsorship which is necessary for development of the sport. The official who was just re-elected last year told SportsDay that in one of the ...

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UK Immigration Jails Nigerian Boxer

-Despite Pleas By Pregnant Wife A member of Nigeria’s London 2012 Olympic Games boxing squad, Adedayo Victor Daodu was at the weekend locked up in United Kingdom’s immigration detention, despite marrying a British woman who is pregnant with his child. Daodu, 25, arrived in the UK in June 2012 to train as a sparring partner with the Nigerian team, but ...

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Ekpo: Investors Scared Of Boxing

Current WBO Africa boxing champion and Commonwealth super middleweight belt holder, Isaac Ekpo has attributed the stunt growth of boxing in Nigeria to fear of failed investments. However, while he noted that nobody wants to invest in the sport because of the fear of not gaining what is put into it, Ekpo told SportsDay that he is optimistic of a ...

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Opaje Tasks Kickboxing Federation

Germany 2011 World Kickboxing Championship bronze medallist, Ibukun Opaje has charged Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria to be up to the task in developing the sport in the country and encourage reliable athletes that can measure up with the world standard. Opaje who believed that the sport was at its pick in the country in 2006 All African Games told Sports ...

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Adewale ‘Tiger’ Replies Onoriode

-Says His Rival’s Not Good Enough The national title heavy weight champion, Adewale Abiodun (Tiger), has described the recent challenge thrown at him by his major rival, Onoriode Ehwareme as a mere noise to be recognised as the challenger is not good enough to challenge him. Adewale who defended his title victoriously on Sunday against Tope Ogunshina in the Lagos ...

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Olanrewaju Knocks Dale Out In Round 5

-Segun Ajose Reacts Nigeria-born British unbeaten welterweight boxer, Olanrewaju ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo returned to action last weekend against Dale Evans for the British welterweight eliminator, a bout that lived to his billings in the world of boxing at the York Hall in east London. Ekundayo who normally enters the ring in Nigerian colours of green-white-green, won the bout with a ...

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Tough Talk Heralds GOtv Boxing Night

-As Competing Boxers Blow Hot With barely 48 hours to the second edition of the GOtv Boxing Night, billed for 15 March, at the Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium, boxers on the card are already talking tough. Reigning National Heavyweight champion, Adewale ‘Tiger’ Abbey, who will be defending his crown against Tope ‘Young’ Ogunshinasi, has vowed that his opponent will ...

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GOtv Hosts Second Boxing Night

-Six Bouts, Two Titles As part of its efforts to revive boxing in Nigeria, GOtv will organize the second edition of the GOtv Boxing Night. This year’s edition which is billed for Sunday 15th March, will take place inside the sports hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. At a press conference held Monday at Old Skool Bar, Brai Ayonote Boxing ...

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Ekpo Lauds SportsDay

Current WBO Africa champion and Commonwealth super middleweight champion, Isaac Ekpo, has given kudos to the most widely read sports newspaper in Nigeria, SportsDay for the efforts put together to make what is going on in the world of sports known to the public all over the world. While hailing SportsDay for the newspaper’s support to him and boxing in ...

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