Oyo boxer dies during training

Date: 27-05-2013 8:01 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Direct
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Oyo State Sports Council was thrown into mourning on Friday when one of its promising boxer, Friday Obasi, 28, dropped dead, while sparring with a fellow boxer at the premises of Lekan Salami Sports Complex.

Obasi, who never gave any signs of ill-health prior to the training session on the faithful day, fell after receiving a punch from his sparring partner and hit head to a bare floor where they were training.

He collapsed as he could not get prompt medical attention as the clinic inside the stadium was yet to open for the day at 11:am. The boy with a deep cut on his head was, however, taken to the clinic.

Obasi gave up the ghost a few minutes later before he could be taken to Adeoyo State Hospital, Ring-Road, where his corpse was eventually deposited.

The General Manager of Oyo State Sports Council, Folake Oyelakin, who confirmed the sad incident, said the management would visit the bereaved family to commiserate with them and look into how to give the dead athlete a befitting burial.

The Chairman of Oyo State Boxing Association, Baron Akintunde Opaleye, while reacting on the event, expressed grief over the death of the promising heavy weight boxer, who was described by his peers as a hustler, who hawk in the traffic to make ends meet after his boxing training.

He, however, promised of taking measure in ensuring a good and saver condition of environment for their boxers, saying athletes’ welfare is of paramount interest on the programmes of the association.

Baron added that the association will send a delegation to the bereaved family and fashion out how to give him a nice burial, while praying God to give his family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

Posted: at 27-05-2013 08:01 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
- GreatDan at 27-05-2013 08:20 PM (7 years ago)
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Sad. RIP!!!
Posted: at 27-05-2013 08:20 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ezchusa at 27-05-2013 08:44 PM (7 years ago)
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wtf. Clinic yet to open around 11am? R i p obasi

Posted: at 27-05-2013 08:44 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jane4real at 27-05-2013 08:48 PM (7 years ago)
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 Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad
Posted: at 27-05-2013 08:48 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ken10000 at 27-05-2013 09:14 PM (7 years ago)
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eh naija na wa oo!! at 11 am not yet hoppen RIP
Posted: at 27-05-2013 09:14 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 27-05-2013 09:15 PM (7 years ago)
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HMMMMMMMMMM u sure say that one ni ordinary punch?? RIP sha  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 27-05-2013 09:15 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- beneno at 27-05-2013 09:21 PM (7 years ago)
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na him our president dey talk say him bring goodluck to nigeria,will a boxer be hawking on the traffic after his traning if he is well paid??  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 27-05-2013 09:21 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 27-05-2013 09:26 PM (7 years ago)
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AWWW!!! SO SAD ,,RIP
BUT AR YOU SURE THEY DIDNT HIT EM WITH JUJU?Huh?
Posted: at 27-05-2013 09:26 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- ebiteck at 27-05-2013 09:50 PM (7 years ago)
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Sorry, RIP
Posted: at 27-05-2013 09:50 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Shegzan at 27-05-2013 10:24 PM (7 years ago)
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Eeyarh!

Posted: at 27-05-2013 10:24 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mercy-Edo at 27-05-2013 11:21 PM (7 years ago)
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e no go better for poverty..e no eat before training
Posted: at 27-05-2013 11:21 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Jaylen at 27-05-2013 11:26 PM (7 years ago)
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Ewoooh , R.I.P..
Posted: at 27-05-2013 11:26 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lee22 at 27-05-2013 11:48 PM (7 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 27-05-2013 11:48 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- pchinedu20 at 27-05-2013 11:49 PM (7 years ago)
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so sad RIP
Posted: at 27-05-2013 11:49 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Biafranwar at 28-05-2013 02:39 AM (7 years ago)
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Sorry
Posted: at 28-05-2013 02:39 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Senegal at 28-05-2013 03:20 AM (7 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 28-05-2013 03:20 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 28-05-2013 04:02 AM (7 years ago)
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Na docþors they kill people pass abi na govt. How can a clinic not open yet. May his soul rest in peace. Amen
Posted: at 28-05-2013 04:02 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- etibaba at 28-05-2013 04:41 AM (7 years ago)
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May be na hunger oh,Chai Rip

Posted: at 28-05-2013 04:41 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sweetpeace77 at 28-05-2013 07:08 AM (7 years ago)
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hahaha. news dey oo
Posted: at 28-05-2013 07:08 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mary11 at 28-05-2013 07:11 AM (7 years ago)
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Omo na jazz d second 1 use hit am o,

Posted: at 28-05-2013 07:11 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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