Featured UBO Champion: Emeka Nwokolo

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The story of Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) International Super Welterweight champion Emeka Nwokolo (12-1, 11 KOs) is an interesting one. This is a short version.


From a family of accomplished boxers, his father is Charles Nwokolo, AKA Young Dick Tiger, who represented Nigeria in the 1984 Olympics and won several titles as a pro between 1984 and 1996. His great uncle is Hall-of-Famer Dick Tiger.

Boxing is in his blood, to say the least, and its not an exaggeration to claim that he is a descendant of greatness. But never the less, it was not always in the cards that he would himself be a successful fighter.

Born in Nigeria, he excelled in soccer and when he left Nigeria in 2016 as a 23-year-old to join his father in Los Angeles, it was with the intention of pursuing a professional soccer career.


In 2020 Nwokolo gave up soccer. He helped train boxers in his fathers gym in L.A., but boxing was never really a passion of his. But during Covid he started sparring his dad, and slowly but surely something changed.

He found a big passion for boxing, and a year later, in August of 2021 he made his pro debut in Mexico. His father was in his corner, of course, as his trainer.

Nwokolo´s first ten fights, nine victories and just one defeat, took place inside only sixteen months in Mexico and Colombia, and in December of 2022 he won his first title, the WBF International.

In June of 2023 he boxed in the US for the first time, defeating the experienced Donald Ward (18-11-1), who was on a run of seven straight wins, for the ABF Mid America title in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

He returned to Mexico last December where he scored a routine victory, putting himself in position to fight for, and win, the UBO International title this past January, stopping Clinton Chavez (7-1) at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Now thirty years old, he has been on a fast-track to make up for the fact that he turned pro late. With determination and commitment, not to mention his genes, Nwokolo has what it takes to make it even further in boxing.







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