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Boxing: Female police officer wins WBF title

Nigerian female police officer, Mary Yetunde Aina

A Nigerian female police officer, Mary Yetunde Aina, has clinched the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) International Super Bantamweight belt.

The event, which took place at the City Coast Centre in Portslade, East Sussex, London on Friday, February 18, saw her edge out United Kingdom’s Laura Pain.

Aina drew the admiration of the Nigeria Police Force, including the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, who issued a statement on Sunday via the acting Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, saying she has distinguished herself greatly in the boxing arena.

He stated that the victorious 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.

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