Nigeria male boxer, Sikiru Ojo (56kg) says he has what it takes to win a medal for Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia next month.
Ojo lost his Bantam men 56kg round of 16 match to Kenya’s Benson GicharuNjangiru at the last Games in Scotland.
The Nigeria Police officer said the last four years have been dedicated to improving his skills and techniques to overcome his higher ranked opponents.
“I’m not going to the Commonwealth Games to either compete or make up numbers, but to stand on the podium whenever the boxing event comes to an end”, he said.
“My training has been constant for four years now; which is a period of dedication and I am confident that my performance has improved performance drastically. “The Nigeria Boxing Federation made adequate provision for accommodation, welfare and training facilities which helped us to concentrate and adapt to the preparation schedule,” he added.
He promised to correct mistakes made at his debut when he enters the ring at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast
“All I need is prayers from my family, friends, fans and well wishers. I promise not to let them down”, he said