8 boxers make final cut for 2018 Commonwealth Games
The Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) has picked eight boxers to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia following the final trials ahead of the Games. The final trials took place at the Brai Ayonote Gymnasium at the National Stadium in Lagos on Friday, where 16 boxers slugged it out for…
GOtv boxing night 13’s free bus ride excites enthusiasts
Fans billed to attend GOtv Boxing Night 13, holding on December 26 at the Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, are thrilled by decision of the organizers to provide free bus rides for those who buy tickets. The buses, which will be at the National Stadium, Surulere, will move ticket holding fans to the venue…
Rumble on the Atlantic, a fight night of two halves
On a cool December evening, after months of planning, weeks of training, hours of gal Ming up and minutes away from the first rung of the judges’ bell, we witnessed....
Muhammad Ali: A tribute
Let me add my two-kobo worth to the outpouring of tributes to the boxing legend and icon, Muhammad Ali. The tributes are necessarily eclectic because we view his life and time and what he stood for as a boxer and as a man of principle, almost uniformly. And so, we resort to the same words…
Muhammad Ali: simply 'The Greatest'
He called himself "The Greatest," and few disagreed. Muhammad Ali -- who died on Friday in Arizona at age 74 -- was one of the iconic sporting heroes of the 20th century, the three-time heavyweight champion of the world who said he could "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." Ali, who came of…
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74
Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali, an icon of the 20th Century whose fame transcended the sport during a remarkable career that spanned three decades, died Friday.
Professional boxers can compete at Rio Olympics
Professional boxers can compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the sport's governing body ruled in a landmark decision on Wednesday.
Boxing to decide on pros for Rio Olympics
Boxing's governing body will decide on Wednesday whether to let professional fighters into the Olympic ring from the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.