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Ajagba Can Win Gold – Konyegwachie

Nigeria’s national boxing coach Tony Konyegwachie is optimistic that the country’s lone boxer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Efe Ajagba can clinch the nation’s first pugilism gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The coach, who has been handling the boxer for the Olympic Games, told NationSport that he is confident that Ajagba can spring surprise in Brazil. “I …

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Afonja Tags Sunny King ‘Kid Boxer’

West African Boxing Union middleweight champion Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed, has branded his next opponent, Sunny “King Hammer,” a kid boxer. Afonja was responding to Hammer’s claim that he will punish him when they clash for the national middleweight title at GOtv Boxing Night 8, holding on 30 July at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. Speaking …

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GOtv Boxing Night Returns

-To Feature Fijabi, Skoro, King Hammer, Afonja The eighth edition of GOtv Boxing Night will hold in the sports hall of Lagos National Stadium on July 30th. This was disclosed by Jenkins Alumona, CEO of Flykite Sports, promoters of the event Alumona said that the coming edition, tagged GOtv Boxing Night 8, will be more explosive than the previous editions. …

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Lasisi Recalls Okorodudu Fight

Former national boxing champion, Joe Lasisi has recounted his historic title fight with maverick Olympian, Jeremiah Okorodudu, who was fans’ favourite to win but lost to the ex-customs officer. It was back in 1985, with Okorodudu fresh from stunning the world at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, USA, but ‘Smoking Joe’ was in no mood to pay any respects …

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Joshua Keeps IBF Belt

-Knocks Out Breazeale In 7th Round Two crunching barrages from Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer, Anthony Olaseni Olufemi Joshua in the seventh round consigned challenger, Dominic Breazeale to the canvas in the first defence of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title at 02 Arena on Saturday night. It was a night on which Joshua was bleeding from the nose himself …

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Elegele Floors Greco In Round 10

Joseph Elegele lived up to his boasts, as he entered Sunday’s 150-pound fight against Phil Lo Greco with a power advantage, and promised to show as much when both men got in the ring. Lo Greco got a face full of his opponent’s two-fisted power for most of 10 rounds, and even though the steel-chinned Canadian gave nearly as much …

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DStv, GOtv Honour Muhammad Ali

-M-Net, M-Net Movies Screen Special Documentary MultiChoice Africa is paying tribute to the great sporting legend Muhammad Ali with a special pop-up channel on DStv channel 199 and GOtv channel 29. The channels opened up on Saturday, 4 June and will run until next week Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 10:30am, while the tribute channel will broadcast the legend’s greatest …

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Joshua Ready To Explode

Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Olufemi Olaseini Joshua’s power inside the ring can’t be questioned and worryingly for his next opponent the IBF world heavyweight is looking to develop that further. Joshua fights American Dominic Breazeale at the O2 Arena on June 25 in the first defence of his newly-acquired belt and, ahead of that London bout, the champion has sent …

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Ekundayo Defends ABU Belt In London

Nigeria’s undefeated African Boxing Union (ABU) champion, Larry Ekundayo is set to defend his belt against Tanzania’s Saidi Mundi at York Hall in London on June 4. Ekundayo, popularly known as ‘The Natural,’ is also the International Masters welterweight title holder, while the Tanzanian champion, Mundi, has 14 wins and two losses under his boots. Ekundayo’s media consultant, Sola Rogers …

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Continental Body Lauds GOtv Boxing

-Organisers Get Applause From African Boxing Union African Boxing Union (ABU) president, Houcine Houichi has applauded organisers of the GOtv Boxing Night for reviving the sport in Nigeria and on the continent. Speaking while receiving the Chief Executive Officer, Flykite Promotions, the promoter of the GOtv Boxing Night, Mr. Jenkins Alumona, at the ongoing African Boxing Union Convention in Lilongwe, …

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