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Cole aims to discover new talents with boxing clinic in Lagos

Undefeated Nigerian boxer, Gifted Cole Chiori is keen to discover more Efe Ajagba for Nigeria through his One-day Boxing Clinic for prospective boxers in Lagos on August 14.

The Ajegunle-born boxer like many Nigerians was not impressed by the lack of representation of our pugilists at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. To this effect, Cole has decided to hold a 1-day boxing clinic at Festac, Lagos for the sole purpose of helping to discover boxers who would represent Nigeria in the near future at the biggest stage.

The event is planned for the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) field in Festac City on August 14. Registration is ongoing and it will end on the morning of the event. There will also be a weigh-in on the same day of the fight at FHA sports ground.

Speaking with reporters, Cole said: ‘I’m passionate about boxing and giving back to society is a no-brainer. Boxing has brought so much glory to Nigeria in the past and I want to see that happen again. The Boxing Clinic is to help groom talented boxers and provide them with the right opportunities to further their career.’

The United State based boxer, who is the title holder of WBF junior middleweight champion, Global Boxing Federation super middleweight and Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) International Super Middleweight crowns is determined to give back to the society and help discover great boxing talents that can represent Nigeria at the Olympics and go on to become ruthless professionals like Efe Ajagba.

He said: ‘The Tokyo games is evident that there is a fundamental problem with developmental sport including boxing.

‘Nigerians are happy to see Ajagba fight in America today but he is a product of the last Olympics in Rio. Less than four years Ajagba is ranked in the top 15 in the world.

‘If we had gotten it right today, we would be talking about other boxers who could make it at the highest level.’

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