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Champion of tomorrow – Nigerian teen boxer sees glorious future

By Reuters
11 July 2021   |   11:15 am
Skipping from one foot to the other in the tropical heat of Lagos, teenage boxer Tijani Abdulazeez dreams of greatness as he trains in the open air on a patch of dusty ground. Known to family, friends and fans as TJ, the 15-year-old's trophies already adorn the living room of his modest home in Alagbado, a low income neighbourhood on the megacity's outskirts.

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