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Nigeria still in IBA, says NBF Vice-President Azania

Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) Vice-President, Azania Omo-Agege (pictured) has denied they’ve joined newly-formed rogue boxing body, World Boxing.

“We reaffirm our firm loyalty to IBA, the sole IOC recognised international body and we stand in solidarity with the IBA family,” said Azania in response to rumours that Nigeria had become the first African country to be affiliated to World Boxing, an organisation that is still crawling and has yet to be recognised by IOC.

Azania, who’s also the Interim President of Africa Boxing Confederation (AFBC) attributed the rumour to some disgruntled elements out to tarnish the image of AFBC and IBA but he said they will be dealt with internally.

Said Azania: “I wish to make it unequivocally clear that the NBF dissociates itself from World Boxing.

“A significant decision of this magnitude can only be made by the Board and the Congress neither of which was convened.

“As the Vice-President of NBF, I affirm I’m not aware of any rigorous application to join World Boxing.”

Below is the full release by the Nigeria Boxing Federation’s second in command:

RESPONSE TO WORLD BOXING PRESS RELEASE OF OCTOBER 20TH, 2023

Credit: Nenez Media Services

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