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FATHIA OLADEJO

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Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Fathia is one of the few female boxers in her country. She is dedicated to the sport and striving to excel and make her family proud, especially her father who she considers her inspiration and driving force.

 

She started boxing at age 7, taking part in many tournaments around the country and doing very well. Now 16, her goal is to become world Champion.

 

In order for her to maintain her training schedule, Fathia has to go through a lot of daily obstacles, from having to walk or run a long distance from her house to the training ground because she cannot afford transportation, to training on an empty stomach due to food shortage. But the worse challenge is being the only girl on the training ground and having to prove she is an equal to all the boys there.

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