Ministry denies endorsing Bash Ali’s world record fight


Bash Ali

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has denied given approval to former boxing champion, Bash Ali to stage a “World Guinness Book of Record” fight in Nigeria.

Kola Daniel, Special Assistant (Media) to Minister of Youth and Sports Development, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said the Legal Department of the ministry had written to the boxer warning him to desist from peddling false claims about a non-existent approval from the office of the minister for the fight.

Daniel reiterated that no such approval was granted by President Muhammadu Buhari contrary to claims by the boxer that the approval was conveyed to him by the office of the minister.

He therefore asked the boxer to keep to the facts and follow due process in his plans to stage the fight.

D.A. Muhammad, Director, Legal Services in the ministry also denied the boxer’s claim.

Muhammad said in a letter dated Jan.7, 2020 that no approval has been granted by either the…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria