A member of comrade Boxing Club, in Okrika Local Government Area, of Rivers State, Oba Koko, at the weekend defeated his opponent, Emughedi Sam from Diobu United Boxing Club in 75kg category.
The event was an inter club boxing championship held at the boxing gym, Niger/ Bende Street in Old Port Harcourt township.
Responding shortly after his victory, Koko attributed his success story to hard training and physical fitness, saying since heard of the competition be he went into training every day to enable him, fit.
According to him, it was by the grace of God he won the fight and not by his strength alone.
“I believe in myself as a person but I thank God for the knowledge and strength he gave to me to defeat my opponent.
For the past three weeks, I have been training very hard for the championship.
I want to fight more to enable me get more experience in the sport”, Koko said.
In his reaction, Sam gave kudos to his opponent saying that boxing is not a brotherly sport.
He explained that whenever you find yourself in a boxing ring whether you train or not, there must be a winner, adding that he was defeated in a consensus decision by the official.
“I lost to my opponent in an consensus decision after the completion of three rounds”, he said.
The competition was organised by the State Boxing Association in conjunction with the Rivers State Sports Council.