Nollywood actor, John
Okafor, has disclosed that left boxing profession for acting due to the beating he received from a young boxer during his early age.
Ibu, better known for his comedian roles in most movies, stated that he would have love to remain in the field of boxing but he allayed fears of risking his life if he had not changed his role.
‘’I would have been a boxer. I
used to be a boxer. I was doing well until I went for a championship in Delta State.
‘’The boy I fought with was an idiot; he gave me a beating I would never forget. That boy changed my face and made me
hate anything that had to do with gloves.
‘’After the fight, I looked in the mirror and I could not even recognise myself. I could see with only one eye for sometime due to the punches he dealt me. That was the incident that made me quit boxing.’