Usman grabs African title – Punch Newspapers


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Waidi ‘Skoro’ Usman on Saturday became  the new African Boxing Union featherweight champion after he knocked out Kenyan Michael ‘Shaka’ Nyawade in the 11th round at the GOtv Boxing Night 14 at the National Stadium, Lagos.

The new continental champion floored Nyawade four times before he eventually knocked him out amid jubilation from the home fans.

The Nigerian, who also holds the West African Boxing Union title, was on a redemption mission after he was defeated in 2015 by Ugandan Edward Kakembo during his first shot at the title.

Youngster Rilwan ‘Baby Face’ Babatunde emerged as the WABU welterweight champion via a fifth round knockout of Republic of Benin’s Djossou Agoy Basile. He also won the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer as well as…

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