Standing Toe To Toe Bout: Usman Defeats Oyewole


A Nigerian boxer, Waidi Usman, has said that his main target is to earn a world title belt. Usman made the declaration yesterday at a post-fight interview after beating his opponent, Dare Oyewole, in a keenly contested bout at the Standing Toe To Toe boxing contests organised by Freels and Threels Promotions at the SSY Place, Oke-Aro, Lagos.

The boxer, who convincingly beat his opponent by points, told P.M. Sports after the fight that his desire is to progress in his career and become a world champion.

“My wish is to continue with my career and later become a world champion. I want to win a world title belt. My focus now is my next fight. That is my way of doing things. I have developed the habit of taking my fights as they come. And I know that by God’s grace, I will get there,” Usman said.

The fiery boxer, who demonstrated great boxing skills during the fight said though he heard about the fight very late, he was able to defeat his rival because he is always prepared to take on any opponent whenever he is called upon.

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“As a good boxer that wants to become a world champion someday, I always make sure I keep myself in great shape. I always prepare myself beforehand because I know a fight can come any time. That is the reason I am always at the top and I will do everything to remain at the top,” said Usman.

Among the dignitaries that graced the tournament were the President General of Nigeria Football Supporters’ Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, Yusuf Sulaiman, State Coordinator, Lagos State Boxing Hall of Fame and Dele Jonathan, former African and Commonwealth Boxing champion.

—Bimbo Ajayi

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