Comrade Olamide Lawal, Special Assistant on Youth and Sports to Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has revealed that the there’s work ongoing in providing a boxing Arena for Youth development in the state.
In an Exclusive chat with Owosports.com.ng, Comrade Lawal stated that in bid to support the growth of talented youth and boxers in the state, the government is looking to get a boxing Arena for the use of grassroots boxers.
“In line with the vision of the governor to always support every successful young persons in all ramifications and areas of their chosen fields, like Anthony Joshua, we are making arrangements to make sure we have a space in Sagamu Stadium to see if we can turn it to a boxing tune and work in collaboration with Philanthropists to equip the place.
“We are are doing everything possible to make sure we develop the grassroots sporting events to discover more talent, it is when we take the activities to nooks and crannies of the state, there are lots of areas you just wonder that in this ghetto there is this talent here and you know it is also a door to prosperity for many young people that never thought they will ever make it in their lives, we are doing so and we must give kudos to the Governor who has made it possible.
Nigerian Born British Boxer Anthony Joshua defended his heavyweight titles against Bulgarian mandatory Challenger Kubrat Pulev early hours Sunday morning at the SSE Arena in Wembley, knocking him out in the 9th rounds and the State government organized viewing fiesta across the three senatorial districts of the State