57 Years After, Oyo Govt to Host World Super Feather Weight Championship

57 years after, the Oyo state government has declared readiness to host World Super Feather Weight Championship in Ibadan on December 27th, 2020.

Governor Seyi Makinde disclosed this on Tuesday while receiving the delegation of the Local Organizing Committee of the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight title bout in his office at Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan.

Governor Seyi Makinde who spoke through the secretary to the state government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, noted that it will be of advantage to the state’s economy by hosting the boxing competition as it will boost the Internally Generated Revenue of the state.

He, however, declared the government’s support for the Ibadan born boxer, Rilwan Adekola a.k.a scorpion who will be slugging it out with an Argentine’s beast boxer, Lucas Maria’s Montesino in Ibadan.

In his remark, the leader of the delegation and chairman, Local Organizing Committee of the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight title bout, Mr. Olawale Okuniyi, explained that Rilwan Adekola a.k.a scorpion will no longer battle with Spain’s Jose Ramon Savin due to Covid-19 pandemic hitting Spain hard at the moment, rather, the Ibadan born boxer will step into the ring with the Argentine’s beast boxer, Lucas Maria’s Montesino.

He assured Rilwan Adekola that necessary materials to get him prepared for the competition will be supplied to him as and when due.

Oyo Affairs correspondent gathered that the competition is proudly supported by the two-time unified heavyweight champion, Antony Joshua, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, an ex-boxer of repute, who retired from boxing after his enthronement in 1970.

On August 10, 1963, Nigeria’s sports enthusiasts and indeed all patriots stood up to applaud the country’s then brightest sports star, Dick Tiger, as he dismantled America’s Gene Fullmer to retain his world middleweight title at the Liberty Stadium, Ibadan.

such reputations counted for nothing as Dick Tiger, in a knockout in front of over 35,000 cheering fans, produced a seven-round knockout to effectively confirm his superiority over the American. 57 years after Dick Tiger, Ibadan is set to host another world boxing title fight.

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