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VIDEO: Oyo Indigene, Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola Defeats Japanese Boxer in 2022 Super Featherweight Contest

Oyo State-born pugilist, Ridwan Oyekola popularly known as ‘Scorpion’ on Sunday morning defeated his Japanese opponent, Daisuke Watanabe by unanimous decision 78-75 78-74 78-73 in an 8-round bout, at the World Super Featherweight Title in Sapporo, Japan.

The fight which started around 10am Nigerian time saw Nigeria’s Ridwan Oyekola (8-1-1-5KOs) beat down his Japanese counterpart, Daisuke Watanabe (12-5-2-7KOs) in far away Gateaux Kingdom Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, where he had few Nigerian cheerleaders.

Recall the 24-year old boxer had also made Oyo State proud as he won the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight Championship, held in Ibadan on December 27, 2020.

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He was gifted a ten million naira check later in 2021 by the Governor ‘Seyi Makinde-led government.

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