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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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Joshua Cleared To Face Klitschko

-For WBA Title Fight In 2017 Anthony Joshua has been cleared to fight Wladimir Klitschko for the vacant WBA heavyweight title next year. British fighter Joshua, who claimed the IBF world heavyweight title in April, will have to beat US boxer Eric Molina in Manchester on December 10 for the Klitschko clash to go ahead. A prospective December bout against ...

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Joshua Fights Molina December 10

Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Olaseni Olufemi Joshua will take on Eric Molina at Manchester Arena on December 10, in his second title defence of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight title. The unbeaten heavyweight will defend his IBF heavyweight belt against the Mexican American fighter who lost his previous world title fight to Deontay Wilder in June 2015. On the ...

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Fijabi’s Ghanaian Opponent Wants Rematch

Ghana’s Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena King, who was defeated by Nigeria’s Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi at GOtv Boxing Night recently has expressed desire to have a rematch with opponent. King, who lost via a split decision, is convinced that Fijabi, though a good boxer, is below his level. The tightly contested encounter seemed to attest to King’s pre-fight claim that he ...

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GOtv Boxing Night 9: Joe Boy Wins N1.5m

After a superlative performance on Sunday, national lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph was named the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 9. The honour was accompanied by a cash prize of N1.5million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy. To win the award for the third time, Joe Boy, defeated Ghana’s Richard “Desert Warrior” Amefu via unanimous decision in an ...

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