…Says, he’s “An extraordinary human being.”
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
World Boxing Champion (WBC) Bashi Ali has revealed how he resuscitated boxing from total death and became the ‘Messiah of Boxing’ in Nigeria and, perhaps, West Africa entirely.
In a statement Bashi Ali personally articulated and made available to our correspondent, he noted that he is the only boxing title holder in the universe, who did first boxing at amateur level.
“I am the ONLY boxer in the world to win a WORLD BOXING TITLE without first boxing as an AMATEUR. I am the ONLY Boxer in the world to win every Cruiserweight Title CONCEIVABLE: California, United States Boxing Association (USBA), North America Boxing Federation (NABF), World Boxing Council International (twice) & the current World Boxing Federation Champion.
“When I had my FIRST world title defense in Nigeria on Dec 5, 1987, boxing was dead in the country. I resuscitated the game from the dead & became the JESUS CHRIST of Boxing in Nigeria.
“On September 9, 2000, I intimated, broke down physically & knocked out then World Boxing Champion, Terry Ray, USA, to win the World Title. I became the BLACK MOSES of Boxing because I took Nigeria to the Promise Land of Boxing,” he said.
Ali also state that, “Now, I want to be in the Guinness World Record not only as the OLDEST BOXER to fight for a WORLD TITLE but to WIN it.
“This singular act, at my age is beyond human comprehension and will make me the GOD OF BOXING in the world. I am truly an EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN BEING,” he claimed.