Boxing in Nigeria needs more promoters, official says


Rafiu Ladipo, the President of Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), on Thursday in Lagos said more promoters were needed to contribute to the boxing sport’s development in Nigeria.

Ladipo told  Newsmen he was however pleased with latest developments in boxing as the sport was gradually getting the attention it deserves.

Ladipo said the upcoming boxing reality show, “Rumble in the Box’’, was an example of latest positive developments in the sport in Nigeria.

“It is good. `Rumble in the Box’ which is set to come up in January will put boxing in Nigeria on another level.

“I must commend the person who brought up the idea, Mansa Musa Promotions, for the initiative to develop the youths through their hard-earned funds.

“This is what we want for boxing as we have continued to keep our doors open to promoters and sponsors of boxing,’’ he said.


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