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Flykite, Ogunsanya mourn boxing champion, Dodo

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Dodo (left) after knocking down his opponent at a GOtv Boxing Night

Flykite Productions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have described the death of top boxer, Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku, as a big loss to the sport in Nigeria and West Africa.

Dodo, famous for his quick dismissal of opponents at GOtv Boxing Night, passed away early on Saturday at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan at the age 37. He died of complications from a surgery.

He had defeated George Amuzu from Cote d’Ivoire in a continental boxing challenge bout on December 27 in Ibadan vie a knockout. Dodo had a total of 11 international fights, with nine wins (7 by Knockout), 1 defeat and 1 draw.

Speaking in Lagos yesterday, Jenkins Alumona, CEO of Flykite, said Dodo’s death has robbed the country and the West African sub-region a very talented and dedicated boxer. He noted that the death also came as a shock to Chief Adewunmi Ogunsanya (SAN), Chairman of GOtv Boxing and MultiChoice Nigeria, who was particularly pained because the boxer could have gone on to far greater things under better conditions.

“His death is painful. He was one of our most promising champions, who would have done a lot more for our boxing under improved conditions. We commiserate with his family and pray that the Almighty Allah will forgive his shortcomings as well as give his family the fortitude to bear the loss,” Alumona quoted Ogunsanya as saying.

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