Nigerian standout amateur welterweight Abdul-Afeez Osoba has signed a managerial agreement with Streetwise Management.
Osoba who will be making his pro debut on Sunday, March 5 in Lagos, Nigeria, is one of the most decorated amateurs to come out of Nigeria in recent years. The five-time national champion has won numerous African titles, having fought 80 times as an amateur an amassing a 74-6 record. Osoba’s last amateur outing was in last year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, where he was a quarterfinalist.
Osoba was first noticed by Streetwise Management when their partner, Saleh Gloves, sent him to the UK for a training camp. Osoba worked out of TW1 boxing gym in Ongar, Essex in the UK under the watchful eye of promising new trainer Bill Whitrod where he impressed, ultimately leading to the managerial deal. Osoba will also be working with Saleh Fawaz of Saleh Gloves to push his career further.
A press release from Streetwise Management stated, “We have high hopes for him and he will initially start his career back home in Nigeria where we will keep close eyes on him and monitor his progress before bringing him to the UK at some point to further his career.”
Founded by UK-based Ghanaian Michael Amoo-Bediako, Streetwise Management manages several fighters from Africa and the UK, including former world lightweight champion Richard Commey.