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2023 African Games: Eight gold and two silver medals for Nigeria in men’s and women’s boxing

2023 African Games: Eight gold and two silver medals for Nigeria in men’s and women’s boxing

Team Nigeria exerted their dominance in the boxing event at the 13th edition of the African Games in Ghana on Friday, clinching eight gold medals across different categories. In the women’s 57kg final, Nene Ojo won Nigeria’s first gold medal in boxing, claiming the title with a walkover after Algeria’s Chahira Selmouni failed to show up at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra. Dolapo Omole won...

‘Cameroon pepper well served’ – Nigerians react to Ngannou’s KO loss to Joshua

‘Cameroon pepper well served’ – Nigerians react to Ngannou’s KO loss to Joshua

Anthony Joshua's knockout win over Francis Ngannou in a 10-round heavyweight fight has continued to generate reactions on social media. The former heavyweight champion of Nigerian roots made light work of his Cameroonian opponent with a brutal knockout that left him unconscious in the second round. The victory puts Joshua in leading position to contest for a heavyweight title but Nigerians are more satisfied as they...

Ngannou sends message to fans after defeat to Joshua

Ngannou sends message to fans after defeat to Joshua

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has sent an apology to his fans after he suffered a knock-out loss to Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight boxing fight. Joshua floored the Cameroonian star twice at the Kingdom Arena before landing a knockout blow in the second round of the contest. Friday's fight was Ngannou's second boxing bout after he made his debut in the sport against Tyson...

Ngannou vs Anthony Joshua: Another battle of Cameroon vs Nigeria?

Ngannou vs Anthony Joshua: Another battle of Cameroon vs Nigeria?

Cameroon and Nigeria will rekindle rivalry again for the third time in 2024 when Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou square-off in a 10-round heavyweight boxing fight. The fight in the Saudi Arabian city of Riyadh would be Ngannou's second professional boxing fight after making his debut against Tyson Fury in October 2023. Joshua, on the other hand, is a former unified WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight...

2023 African Games: When is it and what is it about?

2023 African Games: When is it and what is it about?

Africa is bracing up for the 13th edition of the African Games that will take place in Ghana from March 8. The continental sports festival has been a traditional event organised by the Africa Union in partnership with the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa and the Association of African Sports Confederations. All 54 countries on the continent are expected to participate in the quadrennial...