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April 2024 UBO Boxer Of The Month: Idowu Rasheed

 
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MAY 1, 2024 / BY BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
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Going into his opponents back-yard to win by spectacular knockout and win the Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Africa Light Heavyweight title, makes Nigerian Idowu Rasheed the April 2024 UBO Boxer of the Month.

 
 

A heavy underdog, Rasheed blitzed experienced Ghanaian Bastie Samir (20-1-1) in the second round, on April 13 at the Decathlon Ghana in Accra, scoring one knock-down with a left hook before finishing Samir with a second left hook shortly after.

Now 6-1-1 (6), the hard-punching 25-year-old turned professional in August of 2021. The fight in Accra was his first outside Nigeria as a pro, and his first championship fight. Its safe to say, he didn't let the opportunity go to waste.

Unfortunately the fight was surrounded by controversy when it was at first declared a Technical Draw due to a wrongly-called illegal punch, but the result was quickly overturned and Rasheed officially declared the rightful winner and UBO champion.


 
 

Very fittingly, he will be presented with the UBO championship belt today, May 1, at a press-conference at the offices of the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control in Lagos.

 
 
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