Tuesday, 13 December 2016

African Heavyweight Champion Charged to Coach Boxers For Anambra Sate LGA Boxing tournament

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

The former African Boxing Union (ABU) Heavyweight Champion, Ngozika Ekwelum, has been mandated to coach the first batch of twenty-one (21) young aspirant boxers drawn from the 21 Local Government Areas of the state; being prepared to launch the state into the global orbit of that prime sport.
Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship and Sports Development, Uju Nwogu, gave the directive while the State Government formerly endorsed the proposal of a business outfit, Ejeson Group of Companies, distributors of the popular BULLET ENERGY DRINK, to assist it in the development of boxing at the grassroots’ level.
Nwogu, while soliciting for the assistance of the heavyweight champion, appreciated him for working so hard in facilitating the mutual understanding that was officially made public, and asked him to employ his prowess and technical competence in training the selected youths who are interested in boxing.
Ekwelum, who hails from Ufuma in the Orumba North Local Government Area of the state, recorded outstanding achievements in the boxing profession before retiring to become a licensed boxing coach and sports development consultant. He got the heavyweight boxing gold medal in the National Sports Festival, before his remarkable exploit at the international level of the professional boxing field in which he became the African heavyweight supremo.

Speaking to news48hour.com after the official ceremony in Awka, Ekwelum, the boxing legend, described the offer as another opportunity to contribute to human development from his experience and capability, even as he promised not to disappoint the government, if the enabling environment is provided for the task involved.



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