After almost one year of in activities occasioned by covid-19 lockdown and the on-going renovation exercise, the National stadium Surulere Lagos will come alive again on Wednesday December 16, 2020 when 26 boxers will slug it out.
It is expected that 16 men and 10 women drawn from across the country will converge to battle it out for the 2020 edition of the Nigeria Boxing Federation Champion of Champions boxing extravaganza holding inside the Brai Ayenote Boxing Complex.
Secretary General of the Nigeria Boxing Federation, Sunny Obot said the boxers were carefully selected by the technical arm of the Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah CFR (rtd) led Executive Board Committee of the NBF based on merit and in accordance with their recent performance both locally and internationally.
Even as the Federation equally commended the NBF president, Kenneth Minimah for ensuring that Nigerian boxers were gainfully engaged after the ease of the Corona virus lockdown that crippled global sporting activities.
With 13 bouts on the card for the one day champion of champions boxing showpiece, Smith Afolabi ( LG), will take on Yusuf Abayomi Kasali (OG) in the 52kg weight category while Yusuf Adedeji (DT) engages Michael Adeosun(LG) in the 57 kg weight class among others.
Those fighting in the women category where we have only 5 bouts include,Aishat Oriyomi 57kg and Caroline Linus 51kg, Elizabeth Oshoba and Juliet Ukah 57kg, Falilat Tjano and Yetunde Odunuga 60kg as well as Bolanle Shogbamu and Aishat Abdulwahab who will dig it out in the 69 kg weight category etc.
After the last bout, the panel of judges will select the best male and female boxers to be crowned the champion of champions according to the Secretary General. Other boxers on the card include Aliu Ibrahim (DT) versus Yunusa Mojib (Edo) 63kg, Afeez Osoba (LG) and Osita Umeh (DT) 69kg while Korede Adedeji (DT) faces Ubi Oboro (CRS) in the in the 75kg weight class.
Also listed are, Ebeoe Danukolo(Kogi) who battles Oladimeji Salami (Bayelsa) in 81kg, while Franklin Arinze (DT) and Innocent Ebiwarieme will sqare up in the 91 kg weight division in an all Delta affair as Adebayo Imoleayo from Delta State engages Solomon Chibuike from Anambra state in the +91 weight category which is the Super Heavyweight division
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