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Boxing Decline: Worried Cole set to hold clinic in Lagos


Worried about Nigeria’s lack of representation in boxing event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, undefeated Nigerian boxing genius, Gifted Cole Chiori has set aside August 14t o hold one day Boxing clinic for prospective boxers.

The Ajegunle-born boxer, who was not impressed with the absence of Nigerian pugilists in Tokyo, is poised to use the boxing clinic slated for the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) field in Festac City, Lagos for the purpose of helping to discover boxers who would  will represent Nigeria in the nearest future at the biggest stage.

According to Cole, the registration for the clinic is ongoing and it will end on the morning of the event.

Gifted Cole Chiori unhappy about boxing decline in Nigeria

He added that the weigh-in would be done on the day of the fight at FHA sports ground.

‘I’m passionate about boxing and giving back to the society is a no-brainer. Boxing has brought so much glory to Nigeria in the past and I want to see that happen again. The Boxing Clinic is to help groom talented boxers and provide them with the right opportunities to further their career,’ Cole said.

The United State-based boxer, who is the title holder of WBF junior middleweight champion, Global Boxing Federation Super Middle Weight and Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) International Super Middleweight crowns is determined to give back to the society and help discover great boxing talents that can represent Nigeria at the Olympics and go on to become ruthless professionals like Efe Ajagba.

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He said: ‘The Tokyo games is evident that there is a fundamental problem with developmental sport including boxing.

‘Nigerians are happy to see Ajagba fight in America today but he is a product of the last Olympics in Rio. Less than four years Ajagba is ranked in the top 15 in the world.

‘If we had gotten it right today, we would be talking about other boxers who could make it at the highest level.’



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