Sports Minister Congratulates World Boxing Champion, Oyekola

Sports Minister Congratulates World Boxing Champion, Oyekola

Minister of Youth and  Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare  has congratulated new World Boxing Federation Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola,  on his victory over his Argentine  challenger.

In a congratulatory statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Dare Said “I want to on behalf of millions  of Nigerians  congratulate new boxing champion, Ridwan ‘The Scorpion’ Oyekola on his victory in the  World  Boxing Featherweight bout.

“Coming few weeks  after  Anthony Joshua’s  feat is not only heart warming, but quite inspiring. This is  really  worthy of celebrating.  Ridwan, you have really  broken  the ice and re- confirmed Nigeria’s  pole position  as a force to reckon with  in not just amateur boxing, but at the professional stage.  All  Nigerians are indeed proud of you for registering our country’s  name on the global stage”

 The  Minister  further said “Ridwan’s victory is special coming 57 years after another Nigerian Dick Tiger attained the same feat. This is a  special way to end the year”.

 Oyekola secured a unanimous victory over  Argentine pugilist Lucas Montessino in the fight that took place in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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