Fans in Shock As Alaafin of Oyo Shows Great Boxing Skills at Age of 83 in Trending Video

Fans in Shock As Alaafin of Oyo Shows Great Boxing Skills at Age of 83 in Trending Video

  • Oba Lamidi Adeyemi is the Alaafin of Oyo and the 83-year-old has been the monarch of the ancient town since 1970
  • The Alaafin of Oyo has been spotted showing some impressive boxing skills and has been hailed due to his age
  • People around him were surprised to see the Alaafin showing his boxing skills throwing some punches at the air

A video has been making waves on social media where Oba Lamidi Adeyemi who is the Alaafin of Oyo was spotted showing amazing boxing skills despite being an 83-year-old King.

In the video posted on Facebook, some men were exercising their bodies openly before the Alaafin of Oyo joined them in the training but decided to engage in boxing.

The men who were juggling were stunned when they saw the Alaafin showing his boxing skills and they however started hailing the Yoruba monarch.

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi
Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi in joyous mood. Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
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One of the men juggling was heard shouting that the Alaafin of Oyo is a wonderful man praying for the King to spend more years on the throne.

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When was Oba Lamidi Adeyemi born?

Oba Lamidi was born on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House and as a member of the House of Oranmiyan to Raji Adeniran Adeyemi.

Lamidi's father, the Alaafin of Oyo Oba Adeyemi II Adeniran, was deposed and exiled in 1954 for sympathizing with the National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC).

When did Oba Lamidi become Alaafin?

Oba Lamidi became the present Alaafin of Oyo in November 1970 and many good things have occurred in Oyo state during his reign.

British heavyweight boxer who once lost to Joshua reveals 1 person he should blame for his defeat to Usyk

Earlier, had reported how British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte knocked Anthony Joshua for his loss to Oleksandr Usyk last September.

AJ lost all his belts to the Ukrainian who outboxed him in front of his home fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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It is understood that the tactics of Joshua's coach Rob McCracken was questioned during the fight against Usyk and the 32-year-old is on the lookout for a new coaching crew in the United States.

However, former Common Wealth champion Whyte has played down the reports that McCracken was to blame for AJ's loss to Usky.

He believes that Anthony Joshua should examine himself more instead of playing the blame game.

Source: Sports Brief News