Lagos Boxing Initiative in conjunction with Freedom Park Management, in Lagos, has announced plans to hold the third edition of ‘Rumble At The Park’ on October 15th, 2023.
The exercise will parade the best of Nigerian professional boxers both males and females, who are set to compete against their counterparts from the West African coast and other nations of the world.
The 10bouts exercise is a professional boxing showpiece and the 3rd edition is designed as the grand finale of a week-long musical annual entertainment program ‘Felabration’, in memory of the foremost Nigerian music maestro, Fela Anikulapo kuti.
According to Mr Theo Lawson, the Director of Freedom Park located on Campbell St. Lagos Island, the activity, which is a quarterly entertainment programme, will be bringing the best of Nigerian professional boxers to compete against their counterparts around the globe and thus provide boxers the opportunity to earn their living.
He said: “This will enable our boxers take care of themselves and families through their God’s given talents. It is being regulated by the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control.”
In the words of Remi Aboderin, who is the General Secretary of the Nigerian Boxing Board and President of the West African Boxing Union (WABU), Nigerian boxers are capable of projecting the nation positively if the enabling environment is provided.
Aboderin however called on the government and corporate entities scattered all over the nation to support the Association
Recall that the first edition of the show held in January 28, 2023 with over 1,500 people in attendance including the Ambassador of Netherland and his vice.
The second edition, which was equally successful, took place on the 12th of June, 2023, and the third edition is scheduled for the 15th of October 2023.