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]
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