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Nigerian Born Mikael Lawal Becomes The Ultimate Boxxer IV Champion by olu77(m): 5:58pm On Jul 25, 2019
From living on the streets of Lagos, begging for food to survive, Mikael Lawal’s incredible journey in boxing continues to captivate fight fans as he further cemented his credentials as one of the top fighters in the UK Cruiserweight division after he emerged victorious as the Ultimate Boxxer IV Golden Robe winner at the Altrincham Ice Arena.

Live on BT Sport, and in front of a sold-out crowd, the MansionBet pre-tournament favourite Lawal did not disappoint and ended the challenge of hometown-boy Damian Chambers with a sickening left-hand in the first-round of the final, following an explosive night of boxing, in front of a watching Paulie Malignaggi, Anthony Crolla and Dave Coldwell.

An emotional-Lawal spoke to the assembled media after his incredible victory.


‘I still can’t believe it, even when I knew they’d made the favourite before, I knew I had to keep it together, one job at a time. The win puts my name out there, and a lot of people are going to be looking out for me. It’s so emotional for me, it’s been a hard journey – it’s hard to balance work and training, but then this is the reward. I’ve come a long way, I’m so happy, but there’s so much more to come,’ said Lawal, who also thanked Team Sauerland and Phenom Boxing.

Despite the torrential rain, fans flocked to the intimate venue and, following an entertaining undercard, witnessed Lawal dispatch the awkward Antony Woolery in his quarter-final, before seeing off the battle-ready Scotsman David Jamieson who had himself scrapped past Dan Cooper in a tight affair.

https://www.worldboxingnews.net/2019/07/25/mikael-lawal-impresses-standout-ultimate-boxxer-iv-triumph/

Re: Nigerian Born Mikael Lawal Becomes The Ultimate Boxxer IV Champion by EkunKekere: 6:10pm On Jul 25, 2019
Probably changed his name from Mukaila to Mikael.
I prefer it when MOOslims stick with their birthnames. Makes it so much easier for the rest of us.
Re: Nigerian Born Mikael Lawal Becomes The Ultimate Boxxer IV Champion by olu77(m): 6:30pm On Jul 25, 2019
EkunKekere:
Probably changed his name from Mukaila to Mikael.
I prefer it when MOOslims stick with their birthnames. Makes it so much easier for the rest of us.

Lol. Easier for the rest of us? What does that mean?
Re: Nigerian Born Mikael Lawal Becomes The Ultimate Boxxer IV Champion by simonlee(m): 6:38pm On Jul 25, 2019
EkunKekere:
Probably changed his name from Mukaila to Mikael.
I prefer it when MOOslims stick with their birthnames. Makes it so much easier for the rest of us.
the rest of who?
what do you even mean?

Re: Nigerian Born Mikael Lawal Becomes The Ultimate Boxxer IV Champion by ezeonline2(m): 6:47pm On Jul 25, 2019
Reward for hardwork, there is dignity in labor. My God bless our hustle. cool

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