Scribe of the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control NBBof C Remi Aboderin has stated that Nigerian pro boxer Olanrewaju Durudola was always going to find it hard against WBC Cruiserweight Champion Ilunga “Junior” Makabu (27-2-0, 24 KO) after the Congolese boxer decided to place his title on the line against the Nigerian challenger with a 7th round knockout success.
Aboderin who was Durudola’s Cornerman in the ring told brila.net that the pressure of fighting against the titleholder in his country coupled with the huge support from Makabu’s home country meant the odds were starked against the Nigerian boxer who kissed the canvassed eventually in the 7th round.
“It was always going to be tough for Durudola fighting against Makabu who had the huge support of his nation and bug incentive from his promoter.
“But I can also tell you that Durudola got a good purse from the fight even in defeat. Fighting against the holder means Durudola would have needed an outright knockout to win but unfortunately he got knocked out.”
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