Olympics: Nigeria’s Lukmon Lawal battles Ihab Almatbouli in Men’s Boxing
InformAfrica – Nigerian light-heavy weight boxer, Lukmon Lawal will today step into the boxing ring against Jordan’s Ihab Almatbouli at the London 2012 Olympic games with hopes of grabbing a medal in the Olympics boxing tournaments.
Lukmon Lawal, a 23 year old boxer from Lagos will today July 30th stand against Jordan’s Ihab Almatbouli at 14: 45 (about 3pm Nigerian time) in the Round of 32, according to information gathered by InformAfrica.
InformAfrica team of web researchers discovered a boxing event on YouTube in which Lukmon Lawal won a fight against his opponent, the video is provided below so fellow Africans, Nigerians in particular, can get to see the light heavyweight boxer in action before today’s match. In the videos below, Lukmon Lawal defeats his opponent:
(Note: Make sure to watch the complete fight in the video above to see who actually won)
InformAfrica team of web researchers discovered another boxing event on YouTube – the 2012 AIBA African Olympic Qualifying Event – Semi Final (Session 2). The light heavyweight fight was between Nigeria’s Lukmon Lawal and Ahmed Barki of Morocco, and was held on the 4th of May 2012 at Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca, Morocco. Below is the video of the fight:
Searching through the web for information on Lukmon Lawal, InformAfrica discovered on Nigeria’s DailyIndependent newspaper that Lawal, who is fighting in the 81kg (Light Heavyweight) category, will be hoping to do what Muyideen Akanji failed to do in the men’s middle weight (75kg) category. Akanji was a boxing casualty on Day One of the Olympics as he scandalously crashed out of the boxing event.
The Nigerian pugilist was out-punched by Ireland’s Darren O’Neill 6-15. Fighting in the red corner, Akanji did not win a single of the three rounds of three minutes each. He was defeated 4-3 in round one, 8-2 in round two and 3-1 in the last round.