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Ogun, Lagos rule boxing, as finals hold Friday

| December 7, 2012 More

TEAM Ogun and Lagos are currently the dominant forces in the boxing event of the ongoing Eko 2012 Games, with their fighters leading others to Friday’s finals.

Sixteen boxers from Ogun State are already in the medal zone, while Lagos has nine medal prospects. In the semi-final bouts held yesterday at the Indoor Sports Hall of National Institute of Sports, both states had the highest number of pugilists in the finals of the event in the various categories.

In what was adjudged the most interesting bout of the day, defending champion, Olaide Fijabi of Lagos, defeated hard fighting Taiwo Segun of Ogun 7-1 in the 64kg category to set up a final bout against Adeniyi Korede of Team Kogi today.

Others are Rasheed Muyideen of Ogun State, who will take on Dauda Azeez of Lagos after defeating Etukubo Robert of Akwa Ibom in the semi-final of the 49kg category, and Osiemede Taiba of Edo State, who will try to stop Omotayo Saadu of Ogun in the 51kg category.

Yusuf Yinka of Bauchi State will attempt to outsmart Sanusi Musiliu of Osun State for the gold in the final of the 52kg weight category, while Sunday Omobolanle of Ogun is pitched against Oriyomi Aishat of Lagos in the 54kg category.

In the 56 kg category, Sanusi Abiodun of Ogun will battle with Team Oyo’s Ogunbanjo Sheriff, while James Femi of Ondo State will meet Odion Onome of Ogun State in the final of the 57kg category.

Soyoye Kazeem of Ogun will gun for the gold medal against Team Lagos’ Otto Joseph in the 60kg category, as Okebugwu Flora of Abia State takes on Olaniyi Bola of Ogun State in the 60kg category in a female contest.

Category: Bauchi State News

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