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Bash Ali

Bashiru Ali Lawrence is a Nigerian born boxer of repute and a world boxing legend - See more at: http://www.happenings9ja.com/happenings/posts/entertainment-lifestyle/sports/flashback-when-bash-ali-reigned#sthash.E2gxAbRZ.dpuf

Bash Ali

Bashiru Ali Lawrence is a Nigerian born boxer of repute and a world boxing legend
- See more at: http://www.happenings9ja.com/happenings/posts/entertainment-lifestyle/sports/flashback-when-bash-ali-reigned#sthash.E2gxAbRZ.dpuf
Bashiru Ali Lawrence is a Nigerian born boxer, with a legendary reputation. He was born on 27th of Feb. 1956. The champion left Nigeria on a wrestling scholarship to Mildred Burke professional school of wrestling, USA in 1974 but got discouraged due to the size and height of his supposed colleagues.

.The champion, who left Nigeria on a wrestling scholarship to Mildred Burke Professional school of Wrestling in the USA in 1974 got discouraged due to the size and height of his supposed colleagues. - See more at: http://www.happenings9ja.com/happenings/posts/entertainment-lifestyle/sports/flashback-when-bash-ali-reigned#sthash.E2gxAbRZ.dpuf
The champion, who left Nigeria on a wrestling scholarship to Mildred Burke Professional school of Wrestling in the USA in 1974 got discouraged due to the size and height of his supposed colleagues. - See more at: http://www.happenings9ja.com/happenings/posts/entertainment-lifestyle/sports/flashback-when-bash-ali-reigned#sthash.E2gxAbRZ.dpuf
Bashiru Ali Lawrence is a Nigerian born boxer of repute and a world boxing legend
- See more at: http://www.happenings9ja.com/happenings/posts/entertainment-lifestyle/sports/flashback-when-bash-ali-reigned#sthash.E2gxAbRZ.dpuf
Bashiru Ali Lawrence is a Nigerian born boxer of repute and a world boxing legend - See more at: http://www.happenings9ja.com/happenings/posts/entertainment-lifestyle/sports/flashback-when-bash-ali-reigned#sthash.E2gxAbRZ.dpuf
I will tell this story with his own words...
"Boxing was a total coincidence. I was a wrestler when I left Nigeria. In fact, I left on a wrestling scholarship. Mildred Burke Professional School of Wrestling in the USA gave me a scholarship and I left for America in September 1974. But when I got to USA, I saw the wrestlers, all 6feet 9inches, 400pounds, and here I was, 160pounds. I knew they would simply kill me. So, I went to school and was looking for work one day when I saw a poster of Mohamed Ali on the wall and I went in and saw two guys in boxing bout. So, I told the supervisor I would like to spar with one of them, and he told me to come the following day.
I'd seen Mohamed Ali, Ken Norton, George Foreman and Joe Frazier on TV. I was excited. But it was not as easy; the first guy I fought nearly killed me.
My first pro fight netted me just $400, and I nearly cried because I had promised my mother I was going to send her money to buy a car and do other things! The guy who fought in the main event netted close to $300,000. So, I decided to take up the sport full-time and also to work hard and be very good at it." 
  • December 03, 1980, USBA Cruiserweight Title
  • June 19, 1985, NABF Cruiserweight Title
  • September 23, 1988, Nigerian Heavyweight Title
  • February 23, 1990, WBC International Cruiserweight Title
  • July 31, 1993, African Heavyweight Title
  • September 11, 2000, WBF Cruiserweight Title
Bash Ali is set to make more history, his story teaches us the importance of decision making and focus; how to spot opportunities. If he could make it, why can't you. I DARE YOU TO BE.

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