Lol, This is actually funny.
Mild drama was recorded during the quarters-finals of the female boxing in the ongoing 17th National Sports Festival in Port Harcourt as Kemi Aliu representing Ondo State insisted on remaining in the ring after her defeat by her Lagos State opponent, Yetunde Alimi.
The four-round fight was full of tension as the two boxers engaged themselves in what could be described as fight to finish to secure a berth in the semi-final. The fight drew ovation from spectators as the boxers battled each other.
However, at the end of the fight, Alimi was declared winner by the referee, a development that drew the ire of Aliu who felt she had been robbed of victory. She decided to remain in the ring in protest and in the process delaying the commencement of the next bout.
Aliu maintained her stance of not leaving the ring, shouting on top of her voice and rolling on ground. She turned deaf ears to all pleas by the authorities to leave.
The protesting boxer did this for over twenty minutes but following persistent appeals, she later walked out from the ring maintaining she had been cheated:
"The referees robbed me of victory. I will not agree; I won the fight and am only been cheated, it is clear that I defeated my opponent" the crying boxer said as she was led out from the ring.