Igbokwe Visits Dabiri-Erewa, Boasts He Will be World Champion Soon

Michael Olugbode  in Abuja

Raphael Igbokwe, aka “Trouble”, a Nigerian Diaspora Boxer has asked his compatriots  to be on the lookout for him as he would soon be a World Champion.

Igbokwe who was at the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Wednesday to pay a courtesy visit on the Commission’s Chairman/CEO, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,  expressed his excitement to be back home after 12 years in the United States, stressing that being a Nigerian makes him happy.

He said: “This is the best time I have had in my life, I am super excited to be back home in Nigeria. I love Nigeria.”

The boxer noted that he has more fans at home in Nigeria than in America where he holds a boxing belt as a middleweight champion in Houston, Texas.

The NiDCOM Boss who was equally happy to receive the boxer, appreciated him for making Nigeria proud. “You make me proud to be a Nigerian”, she added.

Dabiri-Erewa urged Igbokwe to continue to be a role model to Nigerians, while noting that the country is proud of him.

“We want to work with you to harness the many talents out there and mentor these youths. There is so much we will be doing together.”

Dabiri-Erewa encouraged him to continue to be a good ambassador of the country, stating that the Commission has established a Diaspora Sports Mentorship Programme to facilitate Diaspora skills transfer in Sports.

Raphael Igbokwe is credited with 18 wins, 11 of which were by knockouts and 3 losses in 21 fights.

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