By Clarkson Ogo, Edo
A popular multiple award winner and Nigerian king of MMA, Cornel Thompson (AKA Marine boxer, a Delta state born fighter, but who rresented the Edo state government in series of national sports festivals came disappointed in the final fight as my opponent won on judges consus decision; thereby, I won silver medal in the just concluded Edo sports fiesta had promised Edo state government, his coaches.fans and family members that he will make them proud by winning a gold medal in 2022 natonal fiestal.
Marine boxer disclosed this while speaking with Daily Watch Sports, noted ” I am Cornel Thompson, AKA The Marine Boxer, The forbidden meat inside the Octagon, The King of MMA in Nigeria. I fought in the just concluded National sports festival Tag Edo 2020 minus 75kg kungfu , and I represented Edo state, everything went well. Although, it’s not easy to summon courage to climb the ring and figh Edo 2021 Kunfu: I will commemce training for gold ahead of 2022 – Marine Boxer. But it’s what I have chosen as my career. So, I embraced every challenge that came to my way. I fought and made it to the final, but I lost my final.
”I went home with Silver medal. But I felt been robbed for my final but it’s a good fight. Nothing one can do about it. I still give God all the Glory for the silver medal I won because it’s not an easy task to make it to final. Today, I am making a promise to my fans and coach that in 2022 I will will the gold medal for them next time. it’s a promise, 2018 I won silver, now still silver, in 2022 the gold is mine and nothing is going to stop me from winning that gold. I will begin do my home work from now. I want to also use this medium to thank Edo state, my kungfu coaches and my rivers state Coach, coach Paul for the training and skills they have impacted on me. I really appreciate it, God bless Edo state, all my Coaches, my Fans” He told Daily Watch