27th July, 2011
An up-coming Nigerian boxer, Akeem Sodiq, has said that lack of sufficient boxing promoters is ruining the game in the country.
Sodiq made the declaration in a chat with P.M.Sports after he outboxed Malik Isiaka at the Standing-Toe-To-Toe boxing tournament held at SSY Place, Oke- Aro, Lagos.
Sodiq, who fought in the Super-middleweight category, said Nigerian boxing can also be at par with the game in other countries if more promoters can invest in it.
â€œThe problem with Nigerian boxing is lack of promoters. We donâ€™t have enough promoters to promote upcoming boxers and discover new talents. If more promoters can invest in the game, boxing in Nigeria will no doubt change for the better,â€ said Sodiq.
On his future plans, Sodiq said he aspires to become the national champion and he is ready to do is utmost to achieve his goal.
â€œMy goal is to become the national champion and I am ready to do my best to realise my dream. That is what I am working towards at the moment and I know that by Godâ€™s grace it will become a reality,â€ said the hitman.