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June 20, 2020

“Sunrise In Paradise” by  Adebayo Olowo-Ake

This was not going to be an ordinary duel. Flying in classy private jets, holding meetings in Nigeria’s Eko Atlantic City, the United Kingdom’s Cardiff, and South Africa’s Pretoria, organizers and main actors gear up for what was set to surpass the 1974 ‘rumble in the jungle.’ Continental and global boxing federations hang on to cash in on the outcome, bankers gloat over incredible returns, global TV audiences lustfully await the fight, while traditional media feasts on what could become a gigantic money spinner. Lyonga Damisa, Nigeria’s engineering graduate boxer and an electrifying Light Heavyweight hopeful goes up against South Africa’s Oscar Malan, a traditional, pound-for-pound pugilist who has a reputation for taking no prisoners in what would rank as his most gigantic test yet.

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