Gotv box­ing win­ner tar­gets world ti­tle

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WAIDI ‘Skoro’ Us­man, the new African Box­ing Union feath­er­weight cham­pion, says he will be glad to take a shot at the world ti­tle if the op­por­tu­nity comes, the News Agency of Nige­ria re­ports.

Skoro out­punched Michael ‘Shaka’ Nyawade of kenya through a tech­ni­cal knock­out in the 11th round of their 12-round ti­tle fight to be­come the ABU feath­er­weight cham­pion.

Skoro achieved this feat at the Gotv Box­ing Night 14 at the Na­tional Sta­dium, La­gos, on Satur­day.

He said, “To be a cham­pion is not an easy task be­cause it comes with so much re­spon­si­bil­ity, and I have learnt a lot from this vic­tory, es­pe­cially in the ar­eas of prepa­ra­tions.

“The next step for me is to de­fend my ti­tle against any chal­lenger, but the ul­ti­mate step which I re­ally want is to be­come a world cham­pion.’’

Skoro lost to Uganda’s Ed­ward kakembo in 2015 in his first at­tempt at the ABU feath­er­weight ti­tle fight.

An­other big win­ner on the night was Ril­wan ‘Baby­face’ Ba­batunde, who won the West Africa Box­ing Union wel­ter­weight ti­tle through a fifth round knock­out of Benin’s Djos­sou Agoy Basile.

He also won the Mo­jisola Ogun­sanya Memo­rial Tro­phy for the best boxer as well as a cash prize of N1m.

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