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Ex-Olympian Jeremiah Okorodudu is dead


Former Nigerian boxer, Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Okorodudu has reportedly passed away after battling foot ulcer.

His wife, Adenike Okorodudu, confirmed the unfortunate news on Wednesday night.

Jerry, who competed in the men’s middleweight event at the 1984 Summer Olympics, died at a private hospital in Lawandon, Lagos.

Remi Aboderin, the Secretary-General, Nigeria Boxing Board of Control and the President, West Africa Boxing Union, also confirmed the Olympian’s demise.

He said, “It is true about his death. I just confirmed it after you called me and I reached out to some colleagues. It is unfortunate that he died this way, and I am actually lost for words. May his soul rest in peace,” he said.

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