“Attacker” Bola Osundairo Wins Boxing Bout While Hoax Ringmaster Jussie Smollett Takes “L” In Court

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The bogus attackers of Jussie Smollett have been on their job as athletes. Now recently, one of the Osundairo brothers represented for Team USA during Jussie Smollett’s latest trial.

On Friday, Abimbola “Bola” Osundairo won his boxing match during the 2021 USA Boxing National Championships in Shreveport, Louisiana. The dominant younger Osundairo brother won via unanimous decision against his opponent Ezri Turner.

From Hoaxes To Boxing

Ironically, as Bola was winning, Smollett lost royally when a jury found him guilty on Friday of five of six felony charges. Smollett was convicted of falsely reporting a hate crime, which he used the Osundairo brothers to play attackers for his wayward publicity stunt.

However, the Nigerian-American brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo have aspirations in fitness and entertainment. Bola has been fighting for over a year, compiling an amateur record of 5-3 as a light-heavyweight.

Bola also represented Chicago at the USA National Boxing Championships in April 2021.

Golden Gloves Champion

He also won the Windy City’s distinguished amateur boxing tournament in the western suburbs by technical knockout in the first round of the annual Chicago Golden Gloves boxing competition held at Cicero Stadium.

Osundairo won the senior novice division at the 178-pound limit. Fighter weights subdivide the tournament, ages, and experience levels. Osundairo fought in the 21-to-35 fighters with less in-ring experience bracket.

Prior to that, he defeated his semifinal opponent by unanimous decision in March.

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Linking WIth “TBE”

Osundairo has also been linked to Floyd Mayweather’s camp through Mayweather Boxing Club trainer Nate “The Snake” Jones. After winning the Chicago Golden Gloves, he was seen in Vegas with Mayweather in his strip club, Girl Collection, and in the infamous “doghouse” gym.

Osundairo is working to represent Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympics even though he just began boxing only two years ago.

Additionally, the brothers are very charitable.

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Rewriting The Narrative

They have organized a free medical outreach program in Lagos, Nigeria, offering medical services to the community. The event included physicians prescribing medicines and treatments.

The Osundairos came to the world’s attention when Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help him fake a racist and homophobic attack on himself. The late-night ruse became a global point of contention when suspicions surrounding the incident hit a fever pitch in 2019.

Eventually, Smollett was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly making false reports to police. Still, those charges were dropped suddenly by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

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A Windy City Mess

The Chicago Police Department sued Smollett in civil court for allegedly wasting police resources. Foxx then asked the inspector general to review her office’s handling of Smollett’s case.

After the jury read its latest verdict, Ola Osundairo shouted out his brother’s boxing match while proclaiming, “Nigerian-American Lives Matter!”

Although Bola, Ola, and Jussie were friends, the brothers have been clear from the beginning that Smollett paid them to help him orchestrate the hoax.

However, their negative has been an immense positive as Bola seeks to ascend boxing’s amateur ranks and reverse the public narrative.


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Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.