A presidential aspirant and lover of sports, Prince (Dr) Adewole Adebayo has pledged his support towards the title defense of Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola, the reigning World Boxing Federation (WBF) Super featherweight champion while hosting Core Afrique Boxing Promotions (COABOX) crew to his country home in Ondo town.
Presidential hopeful who received Scorpion and his manager, Sola ‘Ford’ Ayodele along with the former Ekiti State governor, Segun Oni, and former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung described boxing as a big avenue for the nation to rule the world considering huge boxing talents blessed Nigeria by God.
The cerebral politician, however, encouraged Scorpion to go all out to retain the world title for Nigeria while promising his support towards achieving that, saying sports, entertainment, and other youth-oriented projects, if well harnessed are enough to lead Nigeria out of its present myriad of crises.
In his response, Ayodele, the CEO of COABOX presented Scorpion’s two belts to Adebayo and thanked him for his encouragement and support to the boxing sport, while also expressing excitement about meeting with the Ondo born legal icon, whom he described as a youth role model.
Ex-governor Segun Oni and former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung also took turns to encourage the boxer while pledging individual support for his planned title defense.