Boxing: US-based promoter wants more investing in youths

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Adeshina Ogundeyi, a Miami-based boxing promoter and former Lagos State boxer, boxing gyms set at youth centres across Lagos state, NationSports .

Ogundeyi, CEO of AB Global Management, said in Lagos yesterday that his passion for boxing was what prompted him to set a mini boxing gym to discover raw talents at Saanu Youth Center, Alagomeji, Yaba, adding that would serve as part of his quota in taking boxing to next level.

“I started this grassroot boxing because there are good boxers that are skilful and very tactical but have no avenues for them to grow,” Ogundeyi stated.

“I would like to appeal to to set boxing gyms at over 30 youth centres across state as getting a gym started is too costly.”

“I believe that this would go a long way in curbing crime among the , instil , healthy living and give them a sense of self-respect,” he added.

While thanking the government of Lagos for its efforts towards development, the Eko 2013 National Festival quarterfinalist the state to encourage boxing .

“While the state government is trying and I applaud them for their efforts towards but they don’t look deep into boxing.”

“We could have produced a lot of world beaters if we had channelled just a fraction of what is spent on other like football into boxing.”