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ALL AFRICA GAMES 2015: Oyakojo, Shogbamu Crash In Boxing

Nigerian boxers, Muyideen Oyakojo and Waheed Shogbamu on Tuesday crashed out of the All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo Republic. Fighting in the 46kg category, Muyideen lost to his Congolese counterpart, Moussiesse Francel in a split 3-2 decision. It was a decision Nigerian officials did not take easily as they believed the nation’s pugilist was wrongly edged out. As if …

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Olaleye Lauds Lagos Boxing Hall Of Fame

-Says It Contributes To Boxers’ Development Atlas Boxing Club coach, Kushimo Olaleye has hailed Lagos State Hall of Fame Boxing Tournament is a lofty contribution to better growth of the sport in Nigeria. He stated in an interview with SportsDay that the competition gives every interested boxer of different ages opportunities to participate in the tournament which runs throughout every …

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Ajose, Ekundayo To Meet Buhari

Former world boxing title challenger, Olusegun Ajose and undefeated welterweight sensation, Larry Ekundayo are back home to meet President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss how the federal government’s Change Agenda can boost sports. The visit to Buhari at The Presidential Villa in Abuja will also aim at opening up more avenues of help Nigerian youths and deliver sporting glory for the …

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Aboderin Confirms Boxing Extravaganza Night

-Olanrewaju Takes On Ankrah Of Ghana Renowned boxing promoter, Remi Aboderin has confirmed dates for Boxing Extravaganza Night, which will feature several top bouts next Saturday, 23rd of August in Lagos. Top of the billing, World Boxing Council No 4 ranked Cruiserweight champion, Nigeria’s Olanrewaju Durodola will take on Ghanaian boxing champion Paakwesi Ankrah. It will be the first pro …

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Nigerian Boxers Need Support – Waliu

National team boxer, Dimeji Waliu has served an outburst of his feelings over apparent neglect of Nigerian pugilists and pleaded for support from government and corporate bodies in the country. The ambitious boxer, who has competed in both local and international events, urged governments at all levels in the country to support and encourage local boxers across the nation. Waliu …

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Fijabi Jabs To GOtv Boxing N1m Prize

Light Welterweight boxer, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi this past Sunday won the biggest ever pay-out in the history of Nigerian boxing, as he was voted best boxer at the GOtv Boxing Night. Fijabi also went home with the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy following his defeat of Kazeem “Iberu” Ariyo, by unanimous decision, in the eight-round contest. From the first round, Fijabi, …

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Feigenbutz Wins Interim WBA Title

Super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz (20-1, 19 KOs) easily won the interim WBA World title by stopping Mauricio Reynoso (15-2-1, 11 KOs) by TKO at 1:21 of the third round. A four-year-pro, the 19-year-old from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg,Germany, has a 90% knockout rate, only one of his opponents going the distance, Tiran Mkrtschjan in July 2013. Feigenbutz’s sole loss came in his …

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Ogun Boxers Shake National Championship

-Win Four Gold, Two Silver Ogun State boxers shone like a million stars at the National Boxing Championship in Lagos, where the contingent won four gold, two silver and five bronze to boost the state preparation for the National Sports Festival in Calabar, Cross River State. Biodun Sanusi, Waheed Sogbamu, Kehinde Ademuyiwa and Azizat Akinremi while Oyakyo Muideen and Kazeem …

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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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