The President of Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF), Kenneth Minimah, has urged private companies to support three tiers of government in promoting and sponsoring of boxing competitions and boxing tournaments in Nigeria.

Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) board member Azania Omo Agege has stated that the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 due to the Covid-19 break is a bit of favour.

Omo Agege noted that the Nigeria Boxing Federation now has more time to prepare boxers for the Olympic qualifiers in France.

Speaking with Lagos-based radio station, Omo Agege confirmed that the boxing Federation registered boxers ahead of AIBA deadline for the registration of boxers.

And with the Covid-19 break anticipated, the Federation will now have more time to be ready ahead of the last qualifying window for the boxing event of the Olympics in 2021.


“Definitely it favours boxing now, we are already getting ready to go for the qualifiers in France for May just because of the postponement that we can’t go.

“The boxers have already been registered, there was a deadline for registration which we did. We’ve already registered our boxers that will be going for the qualifiers.

“We got a mail from AIBA (International Boxing Association) saying even if the postponement was going to take place, we had to register which we did before the Covid-19 break so we are in order.”

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