Oyo State to host world boxing fight as Makinde receives Championship belt
The Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde has reiterated the commitment of his administration to sports development while declaring that the government will provide an enabling environment for sporting activities to thrive in the state.
The governor, who spoke through the secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun, while receiving members of the Local Organizing Committee who came to present the belt for the competition to Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde at the Agodi Secretariat, Ibadan.
Speaking on the competition, the chairman, LOC, Olawale Okuniyi recalled that the last time Ibadan hosted such event was in 1963 at Liberty stadium, 57 years ago
He said a Nigeria boxer, Rilwan Adekola a.k.a Scorpion an indigene of Ibadan will be slugging it out with an Argentine, Lucas Matias Montesino in Ibadan.
Okuniyi, while soliciting the support of Oyo State Government for a hitch free event, declared that the bout would also boost the revenue of the state.
The LOC chairman lauded Governor Makinde-led government’s commitment to youths and sports development in the state.
Also speaking, the Co-chairman of the LOC, Rafiu Ladipo, who is president of Nigeria Boxing Board of Control, maintained that the association had belief in the Nigerian fighter Rilwan Oyekola.
He urged Oyekola not to indulge in acts which could jeopardize his outing on the World Super Feather Championship slated for December 27th this month.
Governor Makinde admonished the Super Feather Weight fighter to make Oyo State and Nigeria proud in the forthcoming competition.