West African Boxing Champion, Waliu Arogundade Plays Host To Young Boxing Talents On Valentine’s Day At Ota
Waliu Arogundade, a Local Government, Ogun State, and also National as well as West African Boxing Champion played host to hundreds boxers of different age categories on valentine’s day.
The international boxer, while speaking with Voice of Awori Sports expresses his delight at organizing the boxing exhibition. In his words, “I have represented Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Ogun State Government and Nigeria at various boxing contests and i have won medals at various stages”. Arogundade who laments that despite being a winner at various stages of boxing in the country and also becoming the West African boxing champion, he has not gotten enough support from either the Local Government or State Government and most importantly, Nigerian Boxing Federation.
He added that the Valentine boxing exhibition is a way of showcasing boxing talents within Ado-Odo/Ota. He said he wish that the exhibition could come up quarterly if only he could garner supports from well meaning Nigerians, especially the people of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government.
While speaking with VOA Sports, one of the trainees of Arogundade said that He is the undisputed State Champion, he is a National Champion and most importantly, he is the West African Champion. He added that sports lovers should rally round the champ in order to help him discover hidden talents in the region.
The exhibition, which is not limited to only male boxers also showcased female boxers in the age of 7- 18 years throwing jabs and dodging punches on the ring. Meanwhile, hundreds of boxing lovers trooped in to witness the exhibition at the Igbo Olori square of Ota area.