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Boxing federation will start talent hunt soon – Taylor

Speaking to journalists in Abuja after his inauguration, the boxing federation president said that the new board would ensure that Nigeria reclaims her lost position…

Speaking to journalists in Abuja after his inauguration, the boxing federation president said that the new board would ensure that Nigeria reclaims her lost position in boxing.

Taylor said that before embarking on the proposed aggressive talent hunt, the federation would ensure that the abandoned gymnasium at the national stadium in Lagos is completely renovated and made suitable for training by boxers that would be discovered.

 “We would start at the national stadium Lagos. We would renovate the gym there and then start the hunt for new talents”.

He said that apart from the hunt for talent, efforts would be geared towards attracting corporate sponsors who would not hesitate put their money into boxing because of the changes that will soon manifest.

The sport federation president said after attracting the necessary sponsors, the federation would then put in place machineries that will ensure that all the proposed competitions are held as and when scheduled.

Taylor reiterated that boxing needs total overhauling if the desired results are to be achieved.

He explained that boxing used to be the number one game in the country but if the sport is critically assessed today, it would be discovered that a lot needs to be done to bring about the necessary changes.

 “When you look at the position of boxing today, you will discover that a lot of work needs to be done. It is for this reason that we need support from all and sundry” he solicited.