Wale Omotoso

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Wale Omotoso
Statistics
Real name Oyewale Omotoso
Nickname(s) Lucky Boy
Rated at Welterweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Reach 67 in (170 cm)
Nationality Nigerian
Born (1985-05-06) May 6, 1985 (age 32)
Nigeria
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 30
Wins 26
Wins by KO 21
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 1

Wale Omotoso (1985 born in Nigeria) is a professional boxer in the Welterweight class. Is originally from Nigeria but has been based in Australia for several years where he turned professional.[2] In 2011, he signed with Top Rank and is now trained and managed by Freddie Roach at the Wilcard Gym in Los Angeles, California.[3]

Early life[edit]

He is one of five children whose mother died when he was young and whose father did the best he could until he, too, died a few years ago. Wale learned to fight on the streets of one of the world’s most dangerous cities, Lagos. He calls himself ”Lucky Boy”, because he is lucky to be alive, let alone to have parlayed his natural ability into a ticket from the mean streets of Lagos to the clean streets of Blackburn. As kids, he and his brothers had to run with a street gang. He’s seen people shot, bashed and slashed with machetes. He learned to run zigzag to avoid bullets. Six days a week the ”street boys” preyed on shopkeepers, passersby and weaker gangs.[4]

Amateur career[edit]

Omotoso had a reported 48 amateur fights with only one loss. He was an all African champion, and one of his toughest fights was with King Davison who currently lives and is boxing in Australia.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Welterweight[edit]

Wale was originally slated to face Muhammad Abdullaev, but ended up facing Argentine journeyman Juan Alberto Godoy. After knocking down Godoy in the fourth, Godoy's corner threw in the towel as the referee was restarting the action, since Godoy was clearly still on shaky legs.[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

21 Wins (18 Knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draws [1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 21–0 Mexico Nestor Rosas TKO 6 (8), 0:55 2012-02-04 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 20–0 United States Lanardo Tyner UD 8 2011-11-19 United States Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas, United States
Win 19–0 United States Calvin Odom TKO 5 (8), 0:33 2011-09-10 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 18–0 Argentina Juan Alberto Godoy TKO 4 (12), 2:51 2010-11-26 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific Welterweight Title.
Win 17–0 Thailand Kiatchai Singwancha KO 4 (10), 0:35 2010-05-14 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia Won vacant IBF Pan Pacific Youth Welterweight Title.
Win 16–0 New Zealand Ray Musson TKO 7 (10) 2010-02-26 New Zealand AMI Netball Centre, Saint Johns, Australia
Win 15–0 South Korea Hwan-Young Park KO 3 (12), 2:33 2009-11-27 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia Won vacant OPBF Welterweight Title.
Win 14–0 United States Emanuel Augustus TKO 9 (10), 2:40 2009-08-21 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Win 13–0 Indonesia Darsim Nanggala KO 1 (10), 1:42 2009-05-22 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Win 12–0 Indonesia Jamed Jalarante TKO 1 (10), 1:39 2009-03-20 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Win 11–0 Indonesia Aswin Cabuy TKO 2 (10), 1:51 2008-11-28 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Win 10–0 Thailand Napparat Patanakan Gym TKO 2 (8), 2:18 2008-10-17 Australia Reggio Calabria Club, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Win 9–0 Australia Samuel Colomban UD 10 2008-08-22 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia Won vacant Australian Welterweight title
Win 8–0 Indonesia Tia Koswara KO 1 (10), 2:36 2008-07-11 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Win 7–0 Thailand Komsak Sithkrupon TKO 4 (4), 0:33 2008-05-28 Australia Vodafone Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Win 6–0 Philippines Glen Masicampo KO 3 (10), 2:49 2008-05-02 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Win 5–0 Thailand Somchai Nakbalee UD 6 2008-04-04 Australia Shark Park, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Win 4–0 Thailand Jakkirt Suwunnalirt KO 1 (8), 2:27 2008-02-29 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Win 3–0 Thailand Kongthawat Sorkitti TKO 1 (6), 2:57 2007-12-07 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Win 2–0 Australia Ariel Omongos KO 1 (6), 2:32 2007-10-12 Australia Knox Netball Centre, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Win 1–0 Thailand Singyok Sor Seesunt TKO 2 (4), 2:21 2006-09-15 Australia Darebin Sports & Leisure Centre, Reservoir, Victoria, Australia Professional Debut

Titles in boxing[edit]

Major Sanctioning Bodies:

Minor Sanctioning Bodies:

Lineal Championship titles:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wale Omotoso's Boxing Record". BoxRec. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Q&A Wale Omotoso". Fight News. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wale 'Lucky Boy' Omotoso dreams boxing glory". The Nigerian Reporter. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "From Streets Of Lagos To Stardom; The Story Of Oyewale At Fighter Factory". PM New Nigeria. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Thursday and Friday Worldwide Results". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved August 19, 2011. 

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