Former World Champion, Albert Eromosele Donates Boxing Equipment to Edo State

Former IBA, IBO, IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Champion, Albert Eromosele has donated boxing equipment worth over ten thousand dollars to the Edo State Sports Commission for the growth and development of boxing in the State.

Speaking at the unveiling of the equipment at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, the Edo state born AIbert Eromosele said the gesture was borne out of the desire towards development of boxing in the State that would lead to the early discovery of young talents and their nurturing for greater exploits in boxing.

The Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Mrs Sabina Chikere who received the items on behalf of the state commended the Florida Boxing Hall of Famer, “Bad Boy” Eromosele for donating the equipment, noting that it will spur the athletes into giving their best at all times.

Mrs Chikere added that the commission would continue to explore strategic partnership to create the avenue for the potential of youths in the state to exhibit their talents and ensure Edo state remains a destination for sports development in Nigeria.

On his part, Edo State Boxing head coach, Lucky Ochonogor who expressed delight at the equipment, appreciated the donor for returning to his roots and wanting to ensure the state’s athletes get better in boxing.

The equipment includes coaches pad, head guards, boxing gloves, body guards, skipping ropes, hand pads, boxing shoes, mouth guards, amongst others

Albert Eromosele was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2019 and during his active days, fought 578 fights, winning 564 as an amateur while winning 24 of his 31 bouts as a professional with 12 knock out, one draw and six loses.

The 6-foot tall ex-athlete represented Nigeria at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, 1994 Commonwealth Games as well as the 1991,1995 and 1999 All African Games.

The epoch making deal and partnership which is expected to produce boxers from Edo state eventually making their way to the United States in continuation of their development was brokered by 7-24 Sportainment, led by Wole Opatola, a former SWAN Chairman in the state.