Friday, July 27, 2007

R.I.P JAMES OYEBOLA

Ghana-born*** former Commonwealth Games medallist and British heavyweight champion boxer James Oyebola was shot in the face at a nightclub where he worked as a bouncer. The reason why Oyebola was shot is because he asked three men to stop smoking.
James’s partner of 15 years Malin Bergstrom, 37, and their school-aged children, Crystal and James, have kept a bedside vigil. [source] Oyebola** died at the age of 46. Feels Good 2 B Home wishes the Oyebola our condolences.

Quick facts about John Oyebola:
*Although he's of Ghana*** descent, he was born in Lagos, Nigeria.

**He just celebrated his 46th birthday on June 10, 1961. (This birthday is conflicting various news outlets stating that he was 47.)

*He's known for his his 85-inch reach and 6'9 frame.

*Oyebola won bronze at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in the super heavyweight division.

*He won the superheavyweight division of the Amateur Boxing Association of England in 1986 and '87 and was the British heavyweight champion from 1994 to 1996.

*Known as "Big Bad," Oyebola won 18 fights, with 16 KOs, lost 4 and drew 1. He retired in 1996 and has been working as a boxing manager. [source]

[feels good 2 b home]

13 comments:

Ladybrille said...

Real sad.

Chi said...

I couldn't believe because of a question he lost his life. Whatever happened to common courtesy?!

wienna said...

Dis is really sad, pathetic and disheartening. England is becoming a really dangerous country these days. One has to be careful in what u say to strangers nowadays. I just pray dat the idiots responsible are caught pretty soon before they do any other harm to someone else, and receive d justice they deserve.

Chi said...

The folks over at ONTD have the same thoughts too, wienna. Everyone over there is pretty shock. Regardless of how he said it to them that doesn't justify SHOOTING someone.

Chi said...

I meant regardless of how he MIGHT have ask the three men

Pink-satin said...

this is really sad

Chi said...

This must be hard for his kids too. There's no follow-up to this story.

SET said...

THIS IS SO SAD, WOW LIFE YOU NEVER KNOW.

Chi said...

Yes indeed, SET.

Troublemaker said...

not that it makes a huge difference right now but he was Nigerian, not from Ghana, and he was not working, but at a friends club having a drink..just telling someone off, like I would have done. we don't know how to go on right now but we are trying, please pray for the most precious things to us and to James, the kids. Our family has no feeling of revenge, all we wish for is peace for all our children as they grow up! God Bless (tho ? i dont even believe in god...)

Troublemaker said...

BTW, Thanks so much for your support! I forgot that..Umi says shine your light to the world..! in the words of Mos Def.

Chi said...

Thanks for dropping by, troublemaker.

Anonymous said...

Hejsan Malin,
Jag tanker pa dig i denna svara tid som du maste ga igenom.
Manga kramar Anna