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Oyekola wins WBF Boxer of the Month award

Published by The Nation on Sun, 10 Jan 2021


After a thrilling fight to win the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight title on December 27, Nigerian Ridwan Scorpion Oyekola has emerged the WBF Boxer of the Month for December 2020.Oyekola the International Featherweight Champion also won the prestigious Newcomer of The Year award according to an official statement released on the WBF website over the weekend.Oyekola showed his great potential with an outstanding win over the Argentinean Lucas Mattias Montesino on December 27 in the fight of the year. Look out for great things in 2021 for this young fighter with huge potential, the statement reads in part.Read Also:WBF champion, Oyekola gets N6m car gift from boxing enthusiastSome of the previous winners of the award includes: Donald Brown (USA) / Ayumu Hanada (Japan) 2019, Oluwaseun Joshua Wahab (Nigeria) 2018, Sherif Morina (Germany) 2017, Malik Zinad (Libya) & Andr Valavanis (Egypt) 2016, and Frans Ramabola (South Africa) who won it in 2015.Oyekola beat Argentinas Lucas Mathias Montesino by unanimous decision, in what was called a clear-cut fight of the year candidate by WBF President Howard Goldberg.Only 23 years old, Oyekola who was celebrated on the official website of the boxing body took his record to 7-1-1 (5) while capturing his first international title, but there is certainly much more to come from this promising young man in the future according to WBF President.
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