Nigeria’s ‘Scorpion’ knocks – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Nigerian Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola continued to dominate the headlines in the Japanese boxing circuit when he recorded a first-round KO on a boxing show titled “Okinawa Mayhem” in the early hours yesterday. His opponent was Manat Sopatip from Thailand. According to the official website of the event, which was part of the Mugen Idomu Volume … Read more

Hatton advises Joshua to opt for Wilder fight – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

“AJ was a beast before he boxed too much” Ricky Hatton has encouraged Anthony Joshua and advised the former world champion to aim for a fight with Deontay Wilder, reports The 2012 Olympic champion is ready to rebuild his career after back-to-back defeats to Oleksandr Usyk and his next fight will almost certainly come … Read more

After Shaw, Ajagba gearing up for his UK debut – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Nigeria’s biggest boxing export, Efe Ajagba, is set to make its UK debut this year after impressive performances in the United States. The 2016 Olympics star, who turned pro immediately after reaching the heavyweight quarterfinals at the Rio Games, notched up another win over the weekend, beating previously undefeated Stephan Shaw in 10 rounds by … Read more

Esepo wins WBF title, N1.5m at GOtv Boxing Night 27 | The Guardian Nigeria News

Reigning West African Boxing Union (WABU) Featherweight Champion Taiwo “Esepor” Agbaje captured the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Featherweight Title at GOtv Boxing Night 27 Monday night. Agbaje defeated his Filipino opponent Richard Taruc Pumicpic by technical knockout in the 7th round to emerge as the champion. His fine performances also earned him his fourth … Read more

US-based promoter taps ‘TP Rock’ to rule boxing world – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Professional boxing promoter and manager in the United States, Nelson Aiyelabowo, has expressed optimism about the chances of one of his light heavyweight boxers, Tope Tajudeen Musa, aka “TP Rock,” dominating the boxing world with his killer recent form. The Abuja-born boxer, who had five knockouts in his six bouts before joining the Ayelabowo stable, … Read more

Two Anambra Boxers Victorious in ‘King Of The Ring 2’ – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Two professional boxers from Anambra won their bouts during the week on Monarch Promotions show King of the Ring 2 in Lagos. The event took place at Eko Club in Bode Thomas Surulere Lagos. Victor Beneth, fighting in the Light Heavyweight category, defeated Ghana’s Joseph Tetteh by unanimous decision after eight rounds of action. It … Read more

Esepor, Pumicpic come to WBF title fight | The Guardian Nigeria News

Filipino boxer Richard Taruc Pumicpic and London-based Nigerian boxer Taiwo ‘Esepor Agbaje’ will arrive in Lagos today for their World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Featherweight title fight on December 26th, scheduled for GOtv Boxing Night 27 is planned. Their arrival was confirmed in a statement from Flykite Productions, the show’s organizers. According to Flykite, both … Read more

IOC may ban boxing from Paris 2024 Olympics | The Guardian Nigeria News

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has raised the possibility of excluding boxing from the Paris 2024 Games, saying its Russian-led world governing body has shown it has “no real interest” in the sport or its athletes, skysports reports .com The International Boxing Association (IBA) has been stripped of its participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics … Read more

Pakistan’s Khan, Ghana’s Laryea fight for WBO title today in Lagos | The Guardian Nigeria News

• “It is not easy to promote struggles in Africa” Boxing fans in and around Lagos will have a great moment tonight as England-based Pakistani fighter Tasif Khan and Ghanaian Gabriel Laryea battle for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) title in Surulere. The battle with the tag King of the Ring 2, a baby of … Read more

Akpan trades punches with Osundairo in WABU-WBO title fight – Sport – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

DE-LADS Boxing Promotion will today sponsor a West Africa Boxing Union (WABU) – World Boxing Organization (WBO) title fight between American-born Nigerian Abibola Osundairo and defending champion Godday Akpan. The fight takes place today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.The title match, tagged “Battle of All The Ages Season 2,” will also feature other … Read more

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