Bash Ali Wants World Record Boxing Title Fight At 61, Appeals For Sponsorship

Bash Ali Wants World Record Boxing Title Fight At 61, Appeals For Sponsorship

By Izuchukwu Okosi‎:

Former World Boxing Federation Cruiserweight champion, Bash Ali, is  hopeful of fighting in a Guiness world record bout even at the grand age of 61, and he prays the Federal government of Nigeria to help him actualise his dream, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Ali defeated British boxer Tony Booth on August 15 2004 in a WBF bout that lasted only three rounds via technical knockout, but has not fought in an international stage since then albeit he still retains hope of doing so in a bid to become the oldest boxer in a title fight.

“Do I still look forward to fighting a world title fight? Why not! I want to make history as the oldest boxer to have fought big time and I want to plead with the federal government to make it happen. It will be to Nigeria’s credit still,” Ali told Completesportsnigeria.com.‎

“As for me, there is no fear. There is a plan to stage a fight in the last Saturday of December 2017 if this government moves according to the blueprint. At the moment talks are still ongoing.

“We are going to shock the world. I need everybody, government, corporate bodies and well meaning individuals to make it happen. That will be a good way to usher in a new year.”

Ali made his boxing debut on June 1, 1978 against Wilbert Albers in a fight he lost.

Ali has fought 80 professional fights, winning 66 of them and losing 14.

 Interestingly 18 of Ali’s wins were against debutants, most of the losers being lesser known Nigerian boxers.

COMMENTS

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  • This man l knew very well at iponri police barrack way back in the 80s, l don’t know what he is still looking for at this age where even civil servants has already retired from active working life talk less of the pugilist trade. Mohammed Ali died of Parkinson disease as a result of excessive punches on his forehead . Bashiru Ali Bashuru Ali Bashiru Ali don’t allow Guinness book to add your story as part of the 1000 ways to die. No sane organization or individual will venture into sponsoring this charades. This is simply uninsurable risk QED

  • You ppl don’t reason like d way am reason… What is happening to dis man is all about money… He knew wen d sponsor steps in and ppl will throng out to watch the match… So if in case he loose. He will surely reap much money.. He want to make money.. Days just d fact but I don’t blame him… What has he gotten from the federal Govt.. He went to minister of sport office earlier dis year for an assistance.. He was locked up in the cell for some days.. A hero and a legend for that matter even in ur country… If this man can see just 5 to 10million…trust he would forget to enter the ring again.. Let’s always celebrate our past heroes Nigeria… Good luck to you bash….

  • Federal government wont help you to ur grave lol lai lai

  • When is he going to stop and retire.

  • Oga but you don old na…abeg your family still loves you oo…oo

  • Was he sleeping when his years drove past him?
    He should simply say he needs a little handout.

  • He sha dey look for those who will take care of his funeral

  • ubah 1 year ago

    Hey this is poverty matter . let him go and die alone oo . didn’t him have family? .if yes where are they.

  • That man wants to kill himself

  • this man is very closed to his grave and just a BLOW from Anthony Joshua to get there quickly

  • your jazz will soon fail you, all the fights you’ve been winning why cant you sponsor yourself?

  • which dream,dream to be knocked out after round 2? old man dey talk of dream.nne biko park well o.FG will not approve ur suicidal mission.bible says d young men shall dream while d old men shall see vision,the may still dey see visio. come u better go back to sleep o

    • ubah 1 year ago

      Hahahahahahaha my brother u ar funny . pls is it dangote?

  • Oh How I pity this Baba,Just go and rest and Forget Boxing.maybe You forget that Boxing isn’t like the way it is at your own time.it is more technic more than way back.So baba we still need You alive to encourage Young boxers.Forget Your Bendel Insurance oh.the juju don expire since!

  • There are more legendary boxers, athletes that has gone oblivion because they are over aged or old and there services expired. Such folks are to be remembered and given adequate recognition, succour and motivation. At least their BP would be cured

  • He should go and fight mayweather .

  • He is on suicide mission !!!

  • He is broke, whenever he is down broke I know!!!

  • Oga pls channel ur energy to something better
    #hope say no be joshua,pulev etc u wan fight abi u wan call klitshicko out of retirement?

  • As ur children dey see u and u dey c dem u no like am ?, na who u want fight.

  • DR B.O. Aghedo 1 year ago

    Put this guy against Our Joshua for half of a second and let him collect his last pay before he is buried in his hometown. Seriously, he must be so poor now that he is willing to commit suicide. Look at his photo again, Ali didn’t plan for the raining day.