Six Nigeria boxers gun for Paris Olympics tickets

Nigeria have registered six boxers to fight for places at the forthcoming Paris 2024 Games second Window qualification tournament in Bangkok, the Thailand capital.

The Secretary General of Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF), Dapo Akinyele, disclosed this in a WhatsApp chat on Saturday.

Elite boxers across the globe will converge in Bangkok from May 23 until June 3, 2024 for intense battles for Paris Olympics spots.

Akinyele stated that the Federation is focusing on female pugilist because they stand a better chance of punching their way into the French capital, Paris for the Games.

“If all goes as planned, we shall take four female and two male boxers to Bangkok but if we have to reduce the overall figure to five, we shall present three female and two male pugilists.

“We have to project and focus on our strength and I’m sure will shall cement our place at the 2024 Olympic Games,” he added.

Nigeria will fight for honours in the 50, 57, 66, 75 and +92kg categories.

At the first window of the Olympic Games Boxing qualifiers in Italy, no Africans out of the 67 that competed secured an Olympic slot.

Athletics, Badminton, Female Basketball, Female Football, Table Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling are some of the sports that Team Nigeria will be represented at the Paris Games.