UAE Based Nigerian Boxer I am ready to represent my country Nigeria
A Nigerian born boxer Israel Chukwuzua Okonji (Easy) who currently lives in United Arab Emirates (UAE) says he is ready to represent his country Nigeria if given the opportunity.
He made this statement in a recent interview with My New on Point. The boxer says “I am ready to represent my country Nigeria if given the opportunity”
My New on Point also gathered that the boxer, Israel Chukwuzua Okonji was born to parents who hail from Igbo speaking part of Delta State, precisely Ibusa in Nigeria. Israel is also known as “Easy” but due to his body structure and punches, the whites call him junior Tyson.
In one of his exclusive interview with Daily Sunsport, he said “First and foremost, I must thank the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NNB of C) and our local coaches for making me who I am today in the boxing profession. I actually started my boxing career in Delta State as an amateur but today, I have graduated to professional rank and very soon, I will explode”
“You see after I represented Enugu state during the National Sports Festivals in Bauchi and Edo State respectively, I taught it wise to travel out of the country because I didn’t want anybody to frustrate my future career” he added.
The boxer who is also known as Easy, Thunder narrated his success story which he said started when he left Ibusa for Lagos state after his secondary school education to pursue his boxing career, what he sees as his profession.
This took him to Ghana where he fought with a Ghanaian boxer (name withheld) and then moved to Egypt and from Egypt to the Philippines where he had a big fight and won.
This same profession took him to South Africa for yet another big challenge and then back to Egypt from Egypt to the United Arab Emirates for another big fight.
That paved way for him into the United Arab Emirates.