Ngo Okafor plans big for boxing in Nigeria

By Innocent Amomoh

In a bid to give back to the society and help Nigerian boxers get to the height in their chosen career, Nigerian born United State of America based boxer, Ngo Okafor has reveled plans to set up a boxing academy in Nigeria.

NationSport learnt that the academy will provide the plate form for young boxers, who are dreaming to pursue a career in the pugilist sport.

Okafor, who also doubles as a super model, has carved a niche for himself as the most talented boxers and black male model in the world is determined to with the proposed academy improve the state of the sports in the country.

The amateur pugilist, who has won back to back the Golden Gloves, says he wants to give back to Nigeria and contribute his own quota to the development of boxing in the country.

“I am very passionate about Nigeria because it’s my home; it’s where I belong. I am returning back home after achieving so much to give back to my roots. I am Igbo by descent,” said Okafor.

In partnership with Deluxe Media Plus, a media relation outfit, Okafor has put in place mechanism that would culminate in the launch of his NGO, the Ngo Okafor Foundation and the objective of the NGO is to give back to society especially underprivileged kids.

Though he started boxing at the late age of 31, Okafor in 3 years won two heavyweight Golden Gloves Boxing championships. He also made known his determination to build boxing gyms and develop a strong amateur boxing program in Nigeria.

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