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NSF: Edo’s Mujeeb begins title defence with win

Team Edo’s Yunusa Mujeeb, the 2020 National Sports Festival boxing lightweight champion, began his title defence at the ongoing 2022 National Sports Festival with an impressive win over Bayelsa’s Sunday Ebimi, SATURDAY PUNCH reports.

Mujeeb dominated the fight through all three rounds with the judges all awarding a unanimous 5-0 win to the defending champion.

Speaking to SATURDAY PUNCH after his win, an excited Mujeeb stated, “I already felt the excitement before getting into the ring because I had worked hard and prepared.”

The young fighter gave kudos to his opponent, Ebimi, who also tried to get a result.

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“My opponent was equally good, I could feel his fighting spirit during the bout and it made me go harder.”

Mujeeb’s coach, Lucky Oshanugo, is thrilled that his fighter started his title defence on the front foot.

“This is his first win at this Games and I feel happy because the work hasn’t been easy. You can’t afford to lose in the preliminaries and this kind of result from the first fight gets you in the mood,” Oshanugo said.

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