Five-year-old Nigerian Adeyemo Ayomide has already caught the eye of a UFC superstar, being touted as the next Mayweather of the boxing world.
“I found the next Floyd Mayweather his name is Adeyemo Abdul Somod Ayomide,” UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou tweeted on his Twitter account.
I found the next @FloydMayweather his name is Adeyemo Abdul Somod Ayomide. He's from Nigeria and just about to turn 5 on March 23th.
I spoke with his dad who coaches him and other students. They train outside since they don't have a gym
🔜 Next move: Nigeria 🇳🇬#AFRICAGOTTALENTS pic.twitter.com/TuehICMWaO
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) February 3, 2020
The talented boxing prodigy trains three hours a day on the weekend’s and sometimes, he also gets a few hours in during the week after school. His father told Legit, that his son is a “quick learner.” Adeyemo’s proud father also told the outlet that, “God knows the best but for me, I pray he goes far and should become a champion of his own when he grows up.”
As a result of the young athlete’s amazing talent, he has a massed an ever-growing fan base. He already has 12.5K followers on Instagram. Additionally, as a result of his media exposure and viral clips, Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development in Nigeria has offered him a scholarship to a boxing academy where he can fine-tune his skills near his home in the Baruwa area of Lagos state.
“I will be putting the baby in a boxing academy for further growth and also sponsor his education. Some financial stipends will be given for the upkeep of the lad as well,” Dare told Complete Sports.
So, just what are some of Adeyemo’s fan’s saying about him? One fan said, “This kid would knock me out. What a weapon.”
Another commented, “Kid is on fire! Very bright future ahead. Keep doing the great work and hopefully he will make it one day.”
And one person said, “Dang lil man is better than half the people out there. Mad respect.”
Mad respect indeed! What do you think about Adeyemo’s skills? We have a feeling that we will be seeing a lot more of him in the future.