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Top 4 African Boxers Who Died From Injuries Sustained In The Ring

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Top 4 African Boxers Who Died From Injuries Sustained In The Ring

 

Boxing is one of the most dangerous sports in the world. According to a survey started by Manuel Velazquez, over 1600 boxers lost their lives in the ring or as a direct consequence of injury sustained with over 100 deaths recorded in the year the 2000s alone.Unfortunately, some Africans were among those that died due to injuries sustained in the ring. Olusolasportspedal brings you the top 4 Africans who died due to injuries sustained in the square rope.The first was Asymin Mustapha Aka Young Ali. Asymin Mustapha was a featherweight boxer from Nigeria. His Boxing prowess during his amateur days gave him the moniker ” Young Ali” aiming to accomplish great feats in boxing like the legendary Muhammed Ali.He launched his pro boxing career with the West African Boxing Union Feather Title in 1981 and aimed to extend his tentacles and become a World Champion soonest.

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But those wishes were cut short on the 14th of June when Young Ali fought with former world champion Barry McGuigan at Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, London.

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Barry knocked out Young Ali in the sixth round with a huge right hand which landed directly on Ali’s face covering his eyes. He fell awkwardly with his face down. He went straight to coma. The young Nigerian was moved straight to the hospital from the ring.

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Barry told the Elliot Worsell,( boxing writer in the UK) recently how it all happened: “I hit him right on the nose, His eyes just rolled back. It was a haunting moment. I knew he wasn’t going to get up from that. It wasn’t a normal knockdown. The way he reacted wasn’t good. He was down on his face. But then he didn’t get up at all. He never regained consciousness.”

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Mustapha was treated in the UK for a month while in a coma before he moved down to Nigeria on a life support machine. He never made it back to life after staying 6 months in a coma, to became the first African professional boxer to die due to injuries sustained in the ring.

Asymin Mustapha was 21 years old as the time of his death. He turned a pro boxer in 1981 and he only fought twice, one won, lost one, before his untimely death against Barry.

Barry later won the WBA Feather Weight World title in 1985 by defeating Eusebio Pedroza and dedicated the title to the Young Ali.

Well over three decades after that sad incident, McGuigan says he still remembers Ali in prayers and have concerns about the welfare of the family left behind by the boxer.

“I still think of Young Ali every day, wondering about his wife and child. I think about how things could have been different. And I still pray for him as often as I can” he the UK Mirror in 2019.

Barry calls on anyone who has a link with the family he left behind to reach out to him.

Brian Baronet was another boxer from Africa that was cut down by the cold hand of death in his prime.

The South African had a promising career ahead of him having shot out to a straight 18 fights without defeat putting himself in a big position to have a shot at the Light heavyweight world title.

His ambition suffered a setback when he lost to Lorenzo Garcia in 1983 but he shrugged off the setback and amassed another enviable run of 11 fights without defeat.

Another shock defeat in the hands Arthur Mayisela put the ambition on hold.

He embarked on a fighting tour of United States but he lost after his 4th fights to Harold Brazier in a tenth-round TKO in 1985.

The frustration of his inability to have a shot at the world title sent him to early retirement at age after returned from the tour United States in 1986.

But Baro came out retirement in 1988 to meet his untimely death against Kenny Vice on 17th of June 1988, just 6 years and 3 days after Young Ali suffered a similar fate.

He died on the third day after he fought with Kenny after he was diagnosed with bleeding on the brain.

Baro escaped death in a car crashed just four days to the fight but the medics certified him for the fight against Kenny, never knowing that would be last after two successful come back fights.

His dream of becoming a world champion was interred with him despite having 34 victories out 38 fights losing only 4 with no draw.

Robert Wangila was a Kenyan boxer who died from the injuries he sustained in the ring on July 24, 1994, in a fight with David Gonzalez in Las Vegas aged 26.

The bout was fiercely contested between the two fighters but the referee have to stop the fight in the 10th round after Wangila was in a bad shape of which Wangila protested profusely.

Reports have it that he went into a coma in his dressing and died 36 hours later. That’s how Africa lost another promising boxing talent at his peak.

Wangila born on September 3rd 1966 represented Kenya at the Seoul Olympics in 1988 and won the Gold medal in the welterweight category as a follow up the Gold medal he won at 1987 All Africa games in Kenya in the featherweight category.

He turned pro in 1989 just after the Olympics and won 22 fights and lost 5 fights with no draw

The last but not the least that was taken away by the cold hands of death due to injuries sustained in the ring is Zambian Felix Bwalya. He was also an Olympian just like Robert Wangila.

He represented Zambia in the lightweight division at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He also won the gold medal in the All Africa Games.

Felix Bwalya died few days after he controversially won a unanimous 12 round Commonwealth welterweight title against Briton Paul Burke in Lusaka Zambia.

Though Bwalya was leading on point he was badly hurt in the 12 round where he hit the canvas three times and best the bell in the third fall to win the title unanimously.

He went on a drinking spree to celebrate his victory but he was taken to the hospital after he complained of a headache. He was later diagnosed with head injuries sustained from the bout with Paul Burke.

He later died on December 23, 1997, at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lusaka Teaching Hospital after days in a coma.

Felix died aged 27 with 12 victories since he turned professional with 9 of them coming via the Knockouts with just a career loss.

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14 Warning Signs You Are Dealing with an Evil Person, Flee Immediately

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14 Warning Signs You Are Dealing with an Evil Person, Flee Immediately

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14 Warning Signs You Are Dealing with an Evil Person

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Life would be a lot simpler if the evil people dressed in full black attire and smiled creepily like the witches in the stories, and the good people would dress in bright colors with a cherubic smile on their face! But no, life is a synthesis of endless contradictions and people wear masks that are difficult to break.

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Evil exists and we don’t need theories to prove that, just a glance at the daily news is enough evidence. Murders, rapes, terrorism and what not! The common thing among all the criminals is their attitude – they do not care what happens to the world as long as their own needs are satisfied. This behavior may be a result of the environment they were brought up in, or as some theorists say the biological component does play a role. Experts reveal that the body releases oxytocin while reacting to something positive. While 95% of people conform to the norm, 5% do not feel the positive vibe.

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Some black hearted people seem to make this their life motto. It is difficult to distinguish evil because it looks “normal”; however, if you are associated with such people, you will eventually feel the toxicity and suffering rising. Be aware and let go.

 

1. They are manipulative maniacs

Black hearted people build their lives around one goal and they can go to any extent to achieve it. They do not care what others think or if they are hurting or deceiving someone. They will pursue the path if it suits them. They will manipulate others to get their work done.

 

2. They mislead you

They use gaslighting to sow seeds of doubt in a person’s mind, making them question their own reality. They not only lie but twist the tale to turn your judgment in favor of them. You will inevitably believe them and come to wrong conclusions.

 

3. They are not trustworthy

All their actions are a master scheme to drive you towards their self-centered agenda. You cannot trust someone who will manipulate and mislead you at every step of the way.

 

4. They cannot see the reality

 

Rather, they will not see the reality if it does not correspond with their needs. They will subtly make others believe in their warped vision of life too, to fulfill their demands.

 

5. They always think they are “owed”

Black hearted people believe they are special and that the world is a “wish granting factory.” They think that being themselves is enough and everyone will cater to their needs because they owe them.

 

6. They demand attention

 

They believe the world revolves around them and want to be treated differently because they are worth it. They will demand attention as they feel superior to others, without noticing their flaws.

 

7. They are liars

They are compulsive liars and simply cannot speak the truth as it will crack their mask of deceit. They will keep lying to cover up for their lies.

 

8. They live a double life

 

They lead a double life by wearing masks to fit their role. If you are beneficial to their being, they will treat you differently and if you are not, they will not bother about you. Their personality too is molded by their desires.

 

9. They will not apologize

If you believe you are superior to everyone else, that you are always right and that everyone owes you the best things possible, you cannot just be humble and accept your follies. Black hearted people never apologize because they do not care for other peoples’ feelings and they simply think they haven’t done anything wrong to apologize for.

 

10. They create their own facts

They will try to get the upper hand by making other see things through their perspectives, thus working for their welfare. They will alter facts and establish them as real.

 

11. They do not value your time

Black hearted people put themselves before others and do not care for other people’s’ time. They are just the means to the goal they want to achieve. They do not waste their time for others but demand the same from the later.

 

12. They don’t feel guilt or regret

They think they are above everything else and so nothing makes them feel bad. They do not feel guilty after using others because only the goal is of importance, not other people’s emotions.

 

13. They will often hide information

They will have to make others blindly believe them and to do this they hide information. They will protect their mask by tricking people.

 

14. They are irresponsible

Black hearted people do not think of the consequences or the long lasting impact of their action as it is all-important to them. They will be reckless and not care for the mess they create. Once the goal is achieved they go for another.

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Bandits Just Killed This Young Man

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6 Killed, Several Others Abducted As Bandits Attack Katsina Village (photos)

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Not less than six people have reportedly been killed while several others were abducted when bandits attacked Unguwar Samanja village in Faskari local government area of Katsina State, IgbereTV reports.

It was gathered that the bandits stormed the village at 5:49 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, when residents where preparing for prayer.

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Nasir Hassan, a resident of Daudawa, who spoke to newmen said the attackers rode into the village on motorcycles minutes before the dawn prayer and started shooting sporadically.

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“From what I gathered, five people were confirmed dead after the attack and they have been buried today (Monday) morning,” he said.

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Hassan, who is a student of a tertiary institution in Zamfara State, said the attackers also abducted several people but he had not ascertained their number.

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“They also burnt down houses and shops before leaving the village. I was told that they did not loot the shops, they only burnt them,” he said.

However, another resident of Daudawa, Auwal Liman, said the number of those killed had risen to six, including another person killed in the outskirts of the village, who was reportedly from Unguwar Labbo community.

Bahisulhaq Alhassan, a student in Faskari, confirmed that his friend was among those killed.

“His name is Jaafar Kabir and he was killed on his way to Daudawa from Unguwar Samanja.” Alhassan said.
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Throwback Photos Of Abacha’s First Son That Died With Dangote’s Brother On A Plane Crash In 1996

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Throwback Photos Of Abacha’s First Son That Died With Dangote’s Brother On A Plane Crash In 1996

 

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This year makes it about 24 years that Abacha lost his first, Ibrahim Sani who died on a plane crash in 1996 with other 13 friends of his including the younger brother to the richest man in Africa today, – Aliko Dangote.

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Ibrahim Sani was very wealthy just as a son of one of the top corrupt leaders then.

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Ibrahim who was just 28 years old was a lawyer as well a business man who was into a series of business deals.

The Tragic Death

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On that fateful day, 17th of January, 1996, Ibrahim and his friends were going on a jolly ride from Lagos to Kano for a party and family engagement.

He was travelling in the Nigerian Air Force presidential Falcon jet in the company of 13 other friends when just minutes to the landing at the Aminu Kano International Airport, the aircraft crashed and exploded mysteriously.

Ibrahim was with Funmi, his Yoruba girlfriend and a younger brother of Aliko Dangote named Bello, now the richest black in the world.

Bello Dangote’s death was described as a major shock and huge loss with Dangote describing him as the closest person to Dangote in the group and a ‘great thinker and visionary.’

The crash shook the country, and even the most avowed enemies of Abacha sympathized with him.

Little Throwback Photos Of Late Ibrahim Sani Abacha (Abacha’s First Son)

 

 

May their gentle souls continue to rest in peace 🙏

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