Victorious boxers receive state's recognition

Posted : 25 December 2023

Mr. Lloyd Ekweremadu, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports in Enugu State, hosted the 10 state boxers who won medals at the inaugural South East Boxing Championship in Enugu.

The state Boxing Coach, Blaise Ude, disclosed this on Sunday.

He praised the commissioner as an exceptional administrator.

Ude described the commissioner’s gesture to the boxers as highly encouraging for the athletes, stating that it would help enhance sports development in the state.

The coach mentioned that the 10 boxers won seven gold and three silver medals at a two-day championship, noting that they were growing from strength to strength.

Ude named the honored boxers, including Somtochukwu Ude, who won gold in the 75kg Middle Weight category, and Isreal Ogbodo with gold in the 60kg Light Weight category.

Others include Theophilus Tork (51kg, Feather Weight), Rebranded Ochomgba (78kg, Cruiser Weight), and Shedrack Ozoemena (69kg, Welter Weight).

The two female boxers with gold medals are Joy Enyioha (54 kg, Bantam Weight) and Chiamaka (60kg, Light Weight).

Ude noted that James Obasigwe won silver in the 63.5kg Light Weight category, Daniel Tiger (91kg, Heavy Weight) won silver, and Jude Ugwuanyi also won silver in the 54kg Bantam Weight category for the state.

The coach commended the commissioner for his fatherly role played before, during, and after the two-day championship.

He also appreciated the friendly environment created for the championship by the state government, which made the event a success, and prayed that state boxers would continue to benefit from such wonderful events.



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