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Rilwan Lawal

Rilwan Lawal

Rilwan Lawal: The Underrated Nigerian Boxer

Rilwan Lawal is a Nigerian professional boxer who has held the African Boxing Union (ABU) heavyweight title since 2019. He is also a former WBO Africa heavyweight champion.

Early Life and Career

Lawal was born on 12 December 1983 in Lagos, Nigeria. He started boxing at the age of 12 and quickly rose through the ranks. He won the Nigerian national amateur heavyweight championship in 2005 and represented Nigeria at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.

Lawal turned professional in 2007 and won his first 10 fights. In 2010, he won the WBO Africa heavyweight title by defeating Ebenezer Tuhaka in a 12-round decision. He defended the title twice before losing it to Daniel Bruwer in 2012.

ABU Heavyweight Champion

In 2019, Lawal won the ABU heavyweight title by defeating Abderrahim Danniche in a 10-round unanimous decision. He has since defended the title once, against Patrick Ferguson.

Boxing Style

Lawal is a tall, rangy boxer with a good reach. He is also a powerful puncher, with 12 of his 20 wins coming by knockout.

Personal Life

Lawal is married and has two children. He is a devout Muslim and is known for his charity work in Nigeria.

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