Team Lagos yesterday progressed to three finals of the boxing event out of four semifinals bouts at the ongoing Edo 2020 National Sports Festival. The contests were held at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre Benin, Edo State.
Fighting in the 69kg, Lagos’ Oraekwe Blessing defeated Team Imo’s Oben Blessing via knock out to move to the final bout for the gold medal, while Fatimo Aromokola of Lagos State triumphed over Team Edo Toyin Adejumola on points 4-1, as Francis Gabriel overwhelmed Kelvin Kpuluzu of Edo State by four points to one in an interesting bout.
However, Olamide Mustapha could not join the rest of his team as he lost to Alade Oluwatobi of Ekiti State, in the 60kg.
Speaking on her victory, Aromokola, who won gold medal at the 2018 Festival in Abuja, said her coach, Waheed Shobaloju, always advised her to be aggressive to her opponents, adding that she would be ready to fight her defeated opponents in other major fights. Finals of the boxing event will come up today at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre.