Born Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, the boxer, whom Britain regards as its highest profile fighter, joined his Nigerian mother Yeta for six months at the age of 11 and attended a school he expected to remain in.
Lawrence Okolie added to Ricky Burns undercard
Lawrence Okolie will fight for the second time as a pro at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on April 15, live on Sky Sports, reports boxingnewsonline.net. The Team GB Rio Olympian joined the paid ranks on Saturday night with a brutal knock out win over Geoffrey Cave ....
Tinubu to take on Evander Holyfield
According to a statement by Foluke Michael, the Project Manager of the fight, tagged “Rumbles in Lagos,’’ the fight will hold on May 25 at the Eko Atlantic City and will be beamed live to the world. Holyfield is 54, while Tinubu is 65.
U.K-based Ekundayo set to fight Australia’s George Kris for Commonwealth title
United Kingdom-based undefeated current African Boxing champion and Skysports prize-fighter winner, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo is set to battle Australian title holder, Kris George in a Commonwealth welterweight championship fight in June.
Wrestling federation prepares for 2018 Commonwealth Games in Yenagoa
President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali has revealed the body’s decision to invite top wrestlers to camp next week in Yenagoa, where they will begin the first phase of preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games slated for Australia.
Thailand's Srisaket upsets unbeaten Gonzalez
Fighting on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs card, the former star muay Thai fighter continued his amazing boxing run by handing Gonzalez the first loss of his star-studded career.
Sports ministry is killing me silently, says Okorodudu
After the Los Angeles ‘84 Olympics, where Okorodudu lost in the quarterfinals, he turned professional and promptly became a national champion. He fought many memorable fights, and had a shot at the world title, which he lost.
My opponent will see ‘hell’ in Ibadan, Joseph boasts
One of Nigeria’s fast rising boxers, Otto Joseph, popularly known as ‘Joe Boy,’ has vowed to teach his Ghanaian opponent, Anma Dotse a bitter lesson on March 26 when...
Pacquiao-Khan fight off
A potentially money-spinning bout between Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Britain's Amir Khan has collapsed, The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday.