By Oladimeji Loko:
Nigerian boxer Olufemi Oyeleye (middle in the picture) has won his first professional bout in the United States of America.
The 2015 Africa Games welterweight gold medalist on Friday defeated Brain True of California, USA by a unanimous points decision.
Oyeleye, who fought on the bill of Mayweather Promotions, gave a good account of himself against True who previously had only one win in five fights as a pro.
The Nigerian who didn’t make it to the Olympic Games in Rio after being droppec by Nigerian boxing authorities for alleged disciplinary problems appears to have settled down after moving to the US in May and now seems to be on to something good after teaming up with Charles Nwokolo in Los Angeles.
Nwokolo, known in American rings as Young Dick Tiger in his heyday, has pledged to get Oyeleye to the top in no time if he can keep his head down.
“He is with me and I hope we can achieve something good,” Nwokolo, a 1984 Olympian, told Completesportsnigeria.com
Oyeleye may be fighting in three months time having signed a four fights a year deal with Mayweather Promotions.