The Lagos State Boxing Association has held a welcome reception for its boxers who were victorious at the recently concluded sixth edition of the Under-15 National Youth Games.
The reception was held at Ikeja, the Lagos State capital, on Wednesday.
The Lagos State contingent dominated the boxing event of the sports festival, winning three gold medals and one silver medal.
The victorious boxers are Idowu Mistura (gold Medalist, 46kg), Opaleye Kehinde (gold medalist, 46kg), Ijomoni Malik (gold medalist, 48kg) and Ogunleye Oluwatobiloba (silver medalist, 44kg).
Speaking at the reception, Jenkins Alumona, Chairman of LSBA, congratulated the boxers for putting up a spectacular show and towering above their counterparts from other states by the number of medals won.
Alumona also encouraged them to pursue education while showcasing their talent. According to him, the young boxers should ensure they progress and conclude their academics in flying colours, even as they soar higher in boxing.
The boxers were rewarded with cash gifts for their exploits.
Also in attendance were members of the board of LSBA and the coaches of the victorious team.