Ondo state pugilist, Adedeji Adegbola, reportedly knocked out his opponent, Oluwafemi Adetoye of Yobe state, in a record 15 seconds of their first-round heavyweight boxing bout at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Benin.
NEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bout, held at the Oba Akenzuwa cultural centre, Benin on Friday, was at the semi-finals stage.
Adegbola has now qualified for the semi-finals of the heavyweight category and placed him in the medals range, alongside five teammates vying in other weight categories.
Speaking shortly after the bout, Adegbola said that he trained very hard for the festival while expressing his optimism of clinching the gold medal in the heavyweight category.
“I am happy and I thank God, I trained very well ahead of the festival and I thank my coaches for the advice and the training process,” he said.