Few weeks to the maiden edition of President Goodluck Jonathan Boxing Championship billed for Enugu, a US-based boxing agent, Ike Enwereuzor, arrived Enugu, Nigeria over the weekend to give the championship a boost.
Chairman of the Main Local Organising Committee (MLOC), Mr. Ikechukwu Okoronkwo, said Enwereuzor came from United States of America to render assistance to Enugu State Boxing Association and to bring his technical expertise to Nigeria boxing.
“I’m happy that one of our renowned Nigerian Boxing agents based in the United States of America is here in Enugu. He came because of the forthcoming President Goodluck Jonathan Boxing Championship. Our local boxers have a lot to benefit from him. One of the things he’ll do is help organise coaching clinic for our local coaches as well as boxers and officials of the State boxing council”. said Okoronkwo.
Also, there are plans by Lion Boxing Club in Conjunction with Jacboxing Promotions, Enwereuzor’s Sports Consult to bring in experts from America to meet with thesports minister and chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC), on how to move Nigerian boxing forward.
The former 1992 welterweight African Champion, Ikechukwu Okoronkwo hinted that Lion Boxing Club is bent on repositioning Nigerian boxing, adding that they had plans to meet with the President of Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) to discuss the way forward for Nigeria boxing and also get the services of a Cuban expert to coach Nigerian boxers.
Lion Boxing Club is working round the clock to ensure that boxing in Nigeria returns to its former prestigious position. There are also plans to meet with NBF president and the minister on how to reposition Nigerian sports, especially sports that are no longer doing well in the international scene. Boxing is one of them.
We must bring back the glory of boxing to where it was before now.
Our very own Ike Enwereuzor is a proud son of Lorji, Aboh Mbaise,LGA . He currently enjoys a Successful career as a Boxing Agent in the United States. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to work with great Boxing heavy weights , Don King, Laila Ali, Evander Hollyfield to name a few.
It can be recalled that sometime in January, Mr.Enwereuzor donated 9 pairs of Boxing gloves to the organizers of the Goodluck Jonathan Boxing Tournament. As a former Professinonal Boxer himself, he is currently scouting for talents in the Amateur ranks who can be groomed to join the paid ranks.
These are the kind of Ambassadors we need.
Fellow Imolites, let us all in our own little way contribute to rebranding the Image of our Country positively.
We are honoured to share the same Home state with you, Mr. Enwereuzor. Keep up the good work!
CREDIT: IMO STATE BLOG