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Nigerian boxing board of control

 

Professional Boxing activities in Nigeria

started in 1947 when an English man called

Billy Moore and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe directed

the affairs of the sport until 1949 when the

Nigerian Boxing Board of Control (NBBOfC)

was inaugurated. The first Chairman of the

Board was an Expatriate by name D.J

Collister, Executive members of the Board at

that time were Dr. Nnmadi Azikiwe, Adeniyi

Jones, Jack Fansworth, Peter Cook and

Anthony Saka Agbaje. Between 1950/1960 Dr Adeniyi Jones was elected chairman and in 1960 Mr. Addis Akerele became the new chairman. In 1975 another set of officers were elected to run the affairs of Boxing in Nigeria with Chief Raphel Ogunbufunmi as the President and Emmanuel Adeleye as the General Secretary, Mr. John Dimoni became the Assistant Secretary.

 

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