Sports

June 13, 2024

Muyideen Oyakojo triumphs over Kazeem Oliwo in thrilling bantamweight bout

Muyideen Oyakojo triumphs over Kazeem Oliwo in thrilling bantamweight bout

In a thrilling bout at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Muyideen Oyakojo of Bullion Boxing Promotional Limited emerged victorious against his contemporary, Kazeem Oliwo, in the bantamweight division competition.

The event, held on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, was part of the Ring Bragging Right of Super Supporting Bouts organized by the Lagos Boxing Initiative and overseen by the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C).

Under the keen supervision of referee Seyi George, Oyakojo secured his win in the fourth round. The three judges, Judge Segun Adesanya, Judge Tayo Olaifa, and Judge Yetunde Alimi, unanimously scored the fight 40-35 in favor of Oyakojo, highlighting his dominance throughout the bout.

This victory not only marks a significant milestone in Oyakojo’s career but also underscores the growing impact of Bullion Boxing Promotional Limited, a subsidiary of Bullion Go-Neat Global Limited. Recently, the NBB of C awarded Bullion Go-Neat Global Limited a promotional license, numbered NBBofC/24/006, authorizing them to organize professional boxing tournaments across Nigeria until December 31, 2024.

The official certificate presentation took place at the Brai Ayonote Gymnasium Complex, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, with the President of the NBBofC, Dr. Rafiu Oladipo, and Secretary-General, Remi Aboderin, in attendance. This license, endorsed by the Grand Patron, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, reflects Bullion Go-Neat Global Limited’s commitment to enhancing Nigeria’s boxing landscape.

Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, CEO of Bullion Go-Neat Global Limited, expressed his pleasure at witnessing the Lagos State Boxing Initiatives. “It is a pleasure to witness the Lagos State Boxing Initiatives, showcasing the diverse talents that have long existed within Nigeria’s boxing scene. Bullion Boxing Promotion, a company dedicated to scouting talents across various African countries, plays a significant role in this endeavor,” he said.

He further advised aspiring boxers to remain focused and dedicated. “My advice to these aspiring boxers is to remain focused. As the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This signifies the importance of dedication and effort in achieving success in life and future aspirations.”

Speaking on Oyakojo’s victory, Ambassador Ajadi highlighted the boxer’s potential. “Muyideen Oyakojo, brimming with talent, is the reason we have gathered today to witness his debut promotional fight.

Bullion Boxing Promotion’s primary mission is to nurture and promote emerging boxers, providing them with a platform to shine on the global stage. Muyideen is one of our promising talents, and with God’s grace, he will become a renowned name worldwide.”

Expressing his gratitude, Oyakojo said, “I am deeply grateful to Bullion Boxing Promotion for their unwavering support and belief in me. Their dedication and commitment have been instrumental in my victory over Kazeem Oliwo. This win is not just mine but ours, as a team. Thank you for providing me with the platform and resources to excel. Together, we will achieve even greater heights.”

One of the prominent personalities who witnessed the Lagos Boxing Initiative, along with other Nigerians, is Alhaji Ademola A.J. Otolowo. He is a distinguished UK-based music promotion executive, renowned for his 100% Entertainment ventures in the United Kingdom.

The event drew a notable audience, including celebrities and executives from Bullion Records, another subsidiary of Bullion Go-Neat Global Limited. Among the attendees were Fortune Kingsley Ukeme, known as GyC, along with Bullion Records’ top executives, including Managing Director Mr. Femi Ajibola, Financial Director Comrade Kilamuwaye Badmus, Head of Marketing Mr. Gbenga Olaitan Awoeyo and the Head of Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ibrahim Taofeek Kegbegbe.

The Nigerian Boxing Board of Control, established in 1949, has been instrumental in the development of professional boxing in Nigeria. With Bullion Go-Neat Global Limited now actively contributing to the sport’s promotion, the future of Nigerian boxing looks brighter than ever.