Lagos- An assistant coach with the Lagos State Sports Council, Wasiu Bisiriyu, has said that the “Saturday Boxing Show” has helped amateur boxers in the state to develop their skills.
He said that his boxers were already in good shape for the 18th edition of the tournament on Feb. 26 at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Yaba.
“We are always happy with the show because it has given our boxers the opportunity to be in good form and to showcase their skills,” Bisiriyu said.
He said that 14 male and four female boxers would slug it out in the nine- bout competition.
The show, aimed at discovering talents at the grass roots, is sponsored by the Lagos State Boxing Hall of Fame (LSBHF).
Olawale Edun, LSBHF chairman, promised that the organisation would continue with the sponsorship of the tournament.
He urged fans across the state to keep supporting the competition until the lost glory of boxing in the state was rekindled.
The monthly show has produced boxers like Taiwo Agbaje, Rilwan Oladosu and Oluwo Kazeem who represented Nigeria at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India. (NAN)