The first Nigerian female boxer to be crowned African Super Bantamweight Champion, Adijat Gbadamosi, is hoping for a shot at the World title in U.S. later in the year.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos today, June 29, she said that her target is to become the first female Nigerian to be crowned WBC champion.
“The WBC title fight is coming up later in the year, maybe in November, so, I need a lot of support and training.”
Gbadamosi called on the Osun, Lagos and the Federal Governments to come to her aid in achieving her lofty dream.
“It is not a bad dream to put Nigeria in the face of the world again if I become the world champion; so, right now I need the support of these governments.
“I want recognition from my State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, to help me in whatever way he could.
“I want to make Nigeria proud and I want Nigeria to be proud of me.”
The Osun State-born boxer entered the history books as the first female Nigerian boxer to win the African Boxing Union (ABU) title.
The 2018 Youth Olympic Silver medalist scored a technical knockout (TKO) in five rounds over Zimbabwean Soldier, Patience Mastara, in a scheduled 10 rounder to win the ABU Super Bantamweight title.
Gbadamosi confessed that it was not a mean feat achieving such a historic win over an active soldier whom many thought would knock her out.
“It was such a great moment when I won the bout and entered the history books as the first female Nigerian boxer to win an ABU title.
“I saw the bout as a challenge for me and I prepared well, knowing the pedigree of my opponent.”
She claimed to have started her boxing career when she was eight years old, and that boxing has been her passion from the start.
“I grew up to love boxing and I have been training as a boxer since the age of eight years.
“I had no opposition from my family because for me it is a passion and I have long decided to go into boxing as a career and I have no regrets.”
The Promoter of the ABU title fight and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Monarch Events and Promotions, Prince Stanley Williams, described Gbadamosi as a fantastic boxer, who who will make waves in the boxing circle.
“She is already doing that by becoming the first female Nigerian to hold an ABU title,” he said