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Boxers shying away from new heavyweight sensation, Imoleayo

By Olanrewaju Agiri
27 April 2022   |   2:45 am
Solomon Adebayo Imoleayo has recorded six straight technical knockouts (TKO) wins in his nascent boxing career, making him the most feared boxer in the heavyweight division

Solomon Adebayo Imoleayo has recorded six straight technical knockouts (TKO) wins in his nascent boxing career, making him the most feared boxer in the heavyweight division. The catch, however, is that nobody wants to fight him now.

Boxing gloves. Photo: JIJI


Imoleayo, who turned professional barely five months ago with his debut against Omejeh Chimaobi in Ibadan, has become such a terror in the Nigerian heavyweight category boxing circle that his colleagues now stay away from him.

He is billed to fight on the Lewis Boxing Promotions show billed for May 21, 2022, at the Balmoral Hall of the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, but he cannot find an opponent.

General Secretary of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) and President of the West African Boxing Union, (WABU), Mr. Remi Aboderin, has described Imoleayo as “the next good thing in the heavyweight category,” adding: “I can confirm to you that in the heavyweight division in Nigeria presently, the mention of the name of Solomon Adebayo Imoleayo is the beginning of wisdom for other boxers in that category.

Imoleayo


“I can assure you that he will bring honour to the country in a short while.”

The heavy puncher, who is under the co-management team of Devonne Canady Boss Lady Boxing Management and LPMG Boxing Management, spearheaded by Nigeria’s Nelson Ayelabowo and Malik Annur, an American, is said to be aspiring to surpass the record of the British-born Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, in heavyweight boxing.