Kids thrill fans at Itua Moses Boxing Championship
Many boxing fans left the Jankara Market in IJaiye Ojokoro Area of Lagos at the weekend wondering if Nigeria was on the verge of discovering its next boxing superstars.
The event was the Itua Moses Kids Boxing Championship, where drew budding boxers from across the state to the arena. There were also many boxing enthusiasts on hand to cheer the children to success.
The boxing championship, which featured 28 children, both boys, and girls, was highly entertaining, as the boxers thrilled the spectators with their beautiful boxing moves, which elicited intermittent cheers from the audience.
Speaking at the championship, manager of Itua Boxing Club, Segun Olajide said the club would go round all the local councils in Lagos State to fish out kids that have talents in boxing.
“Anthony Joshua’s current exploits has drawn many kids to boxing and that is why Itua Moses Boxing Club decided to start organising championships to look at the grassroots level.
“I believe that catching them young is the best way to develop boxing stars that will make Nigeria proud like Anthony Joshua in future. The boxing club will be at Ikeja soon to also organise the kids’ boxing championship.
“We are also moving to Ogun State, where boxing is also getting more awareness. Some clubs in Ghana and Cameroun are also sending their kids to compete in the championship.
“Itua Moses, who is the organiser of the championship, is based in the United Kingdom. He has assured that he will do everything within his power to promote kid boxing in Nigeria,” he declared.
The club’s coach, Tolulope Imoru described the turnout of kids at the boxing show was impressive, saying that the country have a bright future in boxing.
“The talents we have discovered so far are amazing. After going through a series of boxing techniques, the children displayed all they have been taught in the boxing ring.
“Most of the talents discovered are monitored. We go as far as meeting their parents to relate with them and tell them the progress of their kids in boxing. The parents of the kids have been supporting us.
“Our goal at the club is to produce a world champion, discovered and trained by Itua Moses Boxing Club,” he said.
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