Lagos Dep Speaker Tips Boxers To Shine


As the National Sports Festival draws closer, the Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Kolawole Musbau, has expressed confidence in boxers from the state to dominate the boxing event at the games.

Musbau, a boxing enthusiast, told P.M.Sports yesterday at Ajeromi Ifelodun Boxing Championship that boxers from Lagos State will rake in more gold medals than they won at the Garden City Games.

“Lagos State is the haven for Nigerian boxers and I expect our boxers to exert their superiority over boxers from other states at the games. I know that our boys will surely perform better than they did at the Garden City Games,” said Musbau.

“They have promised to win at least 10 gold medals at the games but I know that they can win more than that considering their high level of preparation. In fact, I expect them to double the 7 gold medals that they won in Port Harcourt.”

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In the first bout of the event, Salawu Nuru outpunched Muda Owolabi while Ladimeji Babaloko defeated Kabala Ojora in the second bout. Kudus Adeleke subdued Basheeru Alausa in the third bout while Fatai Ajadi overcame Rasheed Aremu in the fourth bout.

In the fifth bout Rilwan Lawal outpunched Kamoli Abiodun while Adisa Opeoluwa succumbed to the hard punches of the national champion, Rilwan Oladosu in the sixth bout. Another national champion, Olaide Fijabi, who won the Boxer of the Day award, overpowered Rasheed Lawal in the seventh bout while Yusuf Mosudi won the last bout of the event by beating Yisa Abiodun.

—Bimbo Ajayi

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