27th July, 2011
A Nigerian boxer, Sunday Ajuwa, has said that his highest priority at the moment is his upcoming international bout slated for September in South Africa. Ajuwa spoke with P.M. Sports last weekend after he defeated Ademola Faniyi at the Standing Toe To Toe tournament held at SSY Place, Oke-Aro, Lagos State.
The pugilist, a corporal in the Nigerian Army, said he participated in the tournament in order to keep himself in great shape ahead of his September fight in South Africa.
â€œI have a lot to do now because I am preparing for an international bout in September in South Africa. I took part in this tournament in order to be in great shape for the fight. That is why I am grateful to my superior officers for giving me ample time to prepare for the fight,â€ said Ajuwa.
However, Ajuwa, who fought in the Super- middleweight category, is sad about the present state of affairs of Nigerian boxing.
He said stakeholders of the sport must ensure that the game assume its proper place in the international scene.
â€œYou can see what is happening in Nigerian boxing. I nearly lost my well-earned victory to sports politics. Nigerian boxing needs to advance,â€ said Ajuwa.