• Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

It was all smiles for the participating Boxers as season one of the Yucateco Boxing League came to a splendid conclusion with top boxers and the best team carting home mouth-watering prizes.

The league which ran for 13 weeks climaxed with the champions night – a grand finale held at the Yucateco Arena in Ikorodu.

The first-of-its-kind league was designed to encourage boxers to use their God-given talent and make a living from the sport, as well as provide the much-needed platform for upcoming pugilists to showcase their skills in various weight categories.

The debut season which started in November 2023 saw boxers of participating teams compete every week during bouts held at selected venues in Lagos and major cities in the South West.

Chief Executive Officer, Yucateco Boxing Promotions, Omolei Imadu Yakubu, expressed excitement with the success achieved at the maiden season, stating that the initiative surpassed the expectations of the organizers.

Imadu added that the league provided a consistent platform for the youngsters to develop their talent while assuring that the initiative will go international for season two. He revealed that talents discovered from the debut season will get the opportunity to compete against their counterparts from other African countries.

“I must tell you sincerely, we are not holding back in our vision to change the face of boxing in Nigeria and by extension the continent, it’s been thirteen weeks of immense talent discovery around selected communities in the southwest, and I am happy we were able to achieve our goal despite the enormous challenges in staging the event “.

“Our aim is to make this an international event, from season two which gets on the way in the second quarter of 2024, we want to expose these boxers as much as we can internationally”.

GGFM Boxing Club reign supreme in the YBClubason one, beating other clubs to emerged the overall winner and the claimed the coveted trophy and millions of naira in prize money.

AbdulRahman Abdulwahab of ESPITA Boxing Club with an undefeated record of 7 fights and 7 wins was adjudged the best boxer. The youngster was rewarded with a multi million naira promotional sponsorship among other incentives.

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