Governor’s Belt Champion ranked 8th world best

 Governor’s Belt Champion ranked 8th world best

The 2019 Lagos Governor’s Belt winner Abdulafeez Osoba has been ranked the eighth
best amateur boxer in the Welterweight division in the world.
Osoba, who won the silver medal at the 2019 African Games, is now the second-best
Welterweight in Africa, two places behind Clair Merven from Mauritius.
He lost to the Africa Games final to the popular Merven on points in his first international
competition for Nigeria.
The 24-year-old electrician won a gold medal at National Sports Festival in Abuja in 2018
and was voted the winner of the Lagos Governor’s belt last December.
Osoba has now set his eyes on qualifying for the Olympic Games by winning the
the welterweight class event at the African Olympic Qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal next month
and believes he can still grow as a boxer.
Obasa said “I am currently working towards securing the number 1 spot in the continent
at the African Qualifiers in Senegal next month and qualify for the Summer Olympics in
Japan where I hope to win at least a medal.”
“Boxing changed my life, most definitely. My confidence has improved, and I feel I still
can grow as I continue in this sport.”
Other Nigeria boxers ranked includes Africa Games women’s middleweight bronze
medalist Toyin Adejumola (13th), two-time Governor’s Belt winner and women’s
flyweight Ayisat Oriyomi (19th) and Bolanle Shogbamu who is 12th and first in Africa in
the women’s welterweight division.

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