Police Constable, Mary Yetunde Aina Wins World Boxing Foundation (WBF) Title Belt

Mary Yetunde Aina, a Nigerian female police officer, has won the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) International Super Bantamweight title.

She beat Laura Pain of the United Kingdom at the event, which took place on Friday, February 18 at the City Coast Centre in Portslade, East Sussex, London.

The Nigeria Police Force lauded Aina, including the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, who issued a statement on Sunday through the acting Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, noting that she has distinguished herself greatly in the boxing sphere.

He stated that “the officer, nicknamed Iron Abbey, serves in the Lagos State Police Command and has won several awards and recommendations as a boxing referee at the amateur level”.

“She is equally a renowned boxing judge and professional boxer with a clean sheet and several amateur wins to her name,” the statement read.

“The IGP, who intends to receive the champion in Nigeria on arrival soon, commended the cop for her courage and giant strides in making the nation and the Nigeria Police Force proud. In the same vein, the IGP called on sports enthusiasts within the Force to be unrelenting in developing their skills and dauntless in charting new frontiers in the world of sports.

“Similarly, IGP while applauding the unprecedented feats recorded in the Nigeria Police Sports circle, charged officers of the Nigeria Police Force to develop and diversify their talents towards the advancement of modern policing strategies that are capable of strengthening the internal security of the country as required.”

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