Tokyo 2020:  Boxing Association decries Nigeria’s lack of representation

Written by on August 31, 2021

The Enugu State Boxing Association has decried the non-participation of Nigeria in boxing at the just-concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in spite of the country’s pedigree in the sport.

Chairman of the association, Ebere Amaraizu, said this in an interview with news media in Enugu on Tuesday, in a discussion regarding the way forward for boxing in the country.

Amaraizu noted that apart from football and basketball, Nigeria and Nigerians had invested more in boxing over the years, an investment that had produced world beaters.

According to him, boxing, as a combat sport, is one that suits the natural physique of most Nigerian athletes.

“Nigeria and Nigerians have performed creditably well and produced world champions at various times in history,” he said.

He, therefore, said more grassroots talent discoveries would be a boost towards restoring Nigeria’s glory in boxing at future continental and international events.

-NAN



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