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Nestor Bolum wins battle of Sydney, beats Luke Martin

By Gowon Akpodonor
14 November 2022   |   3:31 am
True to his pre-match boast, Sydney-based Nigeria professional boxer, Nestor Bolum, at the weekend, recorded a major victory in his comeback fight by beating homeboy, Luke Martin, in a six-round contest in Australia.

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True to his pre-match boast, Sydney-based Nigeria professional boxer, Nestor Bolum, at the weekend, recorded a major victory in his comeback fight by beating homeboy, Luke Martin, in a six-round contest in Australia.

 
The featherweight bout, held at Ravesby Workers’ Club, 2B Bret Street, NSW 2212 in Sydney, saw Bolum winning via a majority decision by the judges.

“I give God the glory for the victory tonight,” Bolum said in a message to The Guardian shortly after the fight watched by a huge crowd in Sydney.

“It was a classic fight, which went the distance. Martin is really the toughest in the featherweight category in Australia. He took my shots and I was going for the knockout, but my coach advised me to stick to the game plan by boxing him. I am sure Australians witnessed world-class boxing today. I thank my fans and family members for their support and prayers,” Bolum stated.

The Delta State-born Bolum, who retired after his last fight in November 2019, used the fight against Martin as a comeback bout ahead of plans for a world title shot early next year.

Bolum, an ex-Airforce officer, weighed 56.9kg on Friday evening preparatory to the fight, while Martin, a native of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, weighed 56.6kg in the featherweight category.

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