2012 Olympic Games: Why We ‘Rejected’ Anthony Joshua – Obisia

2012 Olympic Games: Why We ‘Rejected’ Anthony Joshua – Obisia

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Last week when it emerged Anthony Joshua was rejected by Nigerian boxing coaches…oh oh, heaven almost came down and even in their ‘heyday’ neither of Tony Konyegwachi nor Obisia Nwankpa could weave or bob their way out of the verbal jabs from the provoked, circumstantial, sympathizing fans of AJ.

However, whatever story is out there from his camp, it may be just another version, so Coach Obiaisa Nwankpa would suggest.


 

Anthony Joshua is of British-Nigerian origin and wanted to represent Nigeria at the 2012 Olympic Games but that ambition hit a snag.

 

Though he had contacted the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control about flying the Green and White at London 2012, and he was duly communicated by the authorities to join a national trial camp… but then there was glitch.

 

‘This was in 2011, Nothing was heard from the Boxer; who was relatively new on the scene at the time, until the end of the camp,’ Obisia told brila.net

 

‘Eventually, when he resurfaced again, there was nothing anybody could do about it. We already shortlisted the boxers for the games and could not drop anybody for him, he should have been at the trials.

 

‘There was no way we could have put his name on the list without participating at the trial, because everybody we selected took part,’ He said.

 

However as fate will have it, Joshua represented England and won an olympic gold medal as a Super-Heavyweight. Nigeria , unfortunately, did not make the medal’s table at the Games of the XXX Olympiad.

 

And as we end that tale, remember, Anthony Joshua ( 18-0,18 KOs) fights Wladimir Klischko ( 64-4, 53 KOS) on Saturday night and the bout is arguably the biggest in the heavyweight category in a long while.

 

So, go out and be a Nigerian…Joshua still considers himself one.

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    Smart Eric 5 years

    Which trials do they do in Nigeria? Or is it buy /pay your way into the team… May God have mercy on all of them and save that our nation…

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      Rasak ola 5 years

      Exactly my brother which yeye trials now we are at the loosing end

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    Vee 5 years

    Lol juju too much for Nigerian boxing 🥊 🙊

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    Since our best hands are needed, he should have been tried at least….. Naija sha!!!

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    Collins 5 years

    In fact, I dey vex.can you imagine that!they didn’t even bother to see how good he is after he resurfaced.

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    Collins 5 years

    At least, they could have given him an option doubt or trial as well

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    Ayodayo 5 years

    Only God can save Nigerians, y don’t we believe in ourselves, pple keep saying yeye trial, d guy shld hv @least participate & if they den rejected him, now ppl can start talking. After all didn’t he participated in England b4 he represent England? All d same, up AJ, up Nigeria.

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    Michael 5 years

    Comments everybody know how we use to do it in 9ja, maybe he don’t have money during the trial

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