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Mr Ibu reveals why he dumped boxing for acting



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Mr Ibu quit boxing over face battering.

Famous Nollywood comic actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, has revealed why he dumped his boxing career for acting.

He disclosed, in an interview with Punch, that he used to be a boxer but decided to quit after a Delta boy battered his face in a championship fight.

“I would have been a boxer. I used to be a boxer. I was doing well until I went for a championship in Delta State.

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“The boy I fought with was an idiot; he gave me a beating I would never forget. That boy changed my face and made me hate anything that had to do with gloves.

‘’After the fight, I looked in the mirror and I could not even recognise myself. I could see with only one eye for sometime due to the punches he dealt me. That was the incident that made me quit boxing,’’ he revealed.

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