US-born Nigerian boxing professional athlete, Bola Osundairo, has expressed his desire and decision to represent his native country, Nigeria, at international sporting events, instead of the United States of America.
The Chicago-based light heavy weight pugilist, who is currently in Ghana, made this statement while responding to questions from media men, on why the choice of Nigeria, rather than his home of residence, the United States.
“I want to represent my country, Nigeria, because of the love and passion I have for it; to motivate others, especially up-coming sports men to be patriotic” he said.
A member of the Chicago Golden Club and a participant of the Chicago Golden Gloves, a tournament in Chicago and one of the most prestigious boxing tournament in the United States, the 26-year-old had fought 12 fights, ten of which had ended in Technical Knock-Outs and two ending in split decision.
He Said: “I am a member of the Chicago Golden Club, CGC. It is one of the most prestigious tournament here in the United States. I have fought 12 fights, won ten of it from technical knock-outs and the remaining two of split decision.”
Osundairo who is a graduate of of Biology and Theatre, believes, that if given the opportunity to represent his father land, Nigeria, he would perform exceedingly well just like Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua.
The 26-year-old who also stated that Nigeria is endowed with great talents, is also a philanthropist and has been involved in the provision of social projects in the country
He however said that he would accept Ghana’s invitation to represent the West African country, should Nigeria dream does not work out