Nigerian born former British boxer, Peter Oboh was the World Boxing Association (WBA) Inter-Continental light heavyweight champion, the British Boxing Board of Control light heavyweight title holder among others. Oboh is not given to mincing words when he speaks on boiling issues. In this chat with Jacob Ajom, Oboh said Nigerian sports need the support of corporate Nigeria and advised millionaire, Alhaji Aliko Dangote to forget about buying Arsenal and invest in Nigerian sports. Excerpts How did you get into boxing? I was into Martial Arts. I am a Black Belt holder in Taekwondo. I achieved that feat in the 1980s. After the Los Angeles Olympics, I got carried away by the exploits of Peter Konyegwachi who won Nigeria’s first Olympic silver medal in boxing. Apart from Konyegwachi, the likes of Innocent Egbunike, Chidi Imoh among others were making waves as the media promoted them a lot. Peter Oboh I thought Peter could have won the gold medal. Peter was better than Taylor who won gold for America. But he never believed he could as he felt content with the feat of reaching the final of the event, which ensured he got a silver medal. I was like a sheep without a shepherd, moving in no particular direction, as I was also into weightlifting, body-building, wrestling, etc. One day I went to the national stadium. They were doing a taekwondo festival. I watched how a young boy break bricks with bare hands. They won my heart and I decided to join them. In 1988, Chuka Momah was showing the fight between Mohammed Ali and George Foreman on his popular boxing programme on NTA.