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Promise To Support WBF Title Defense: NBBofC Sec. Thanks Sports’ Minister 

...Remi Aboderin
...Remi Aboderin

The secretary of the governing and regulatory body for the game of boxing in Nigeria, Nigeria Boxing Board of Control, (NBBofC), Mr. Remi Aboderin has lauded the kind gesture of the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare towards professional boxing.

The minister last weekend pledged to support the current World Boxing Federations (WBF) Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola in his quest to defend his title against an opponent from Georgia, Giorgi Gogatishvili.

This gesture, NBBofC scribe has described as the first of its kind from the office of the minister.

Aboderin who doubles as the president of West African Boxing Union (WABU) also noted that the Minister’s intervention has also given a relief to the apprehension of the boxer losing the belt, as the global body that is managing the belt; World Boxing Federation (WBF) has agreed to shift the date of the title defense to December 26, 2021.

It will be noted that, the boxer, Ridwan Scorpion has been facing lots of challenges, especially on finances towards defending the WBF belt he won last December courtesy of support from Engr. Dotun Sanusi of Ilaji Hotels and Resort.

“NBBofC as a body wants to thank the Minister for his support this time around for the professional boxing, as the game still needs support from all and sundry to be at par with the western world hence we can produce many more world boxing champions”, Remi Aboderin enthused.

Packaged by Olanrewaju Agiri

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