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Nigerian Boxing @ 58: A tale of fluctuating fortunes

Boxing is a pioneer sport in Nigeria that predates the country’s independence. As a British colony Nigerian boxers made hay, when boxers from other Anglophone countries  were yet to come to grips with modern boxing. As early as the 1950s, Nigerian boxers won global recognition and laurels for the British colony. Boxing used to be the most popular sport in Nigeria until the 1960s but completely disappeared from view until the beginning of the 2000s.

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