The move is aimed at securing the troubled sport’s Olympic future.
In a video making the rounds on the internet, the self-proclaimed wahala musician can be seen shirtless in his hood with boxing gloves on.
The Director of Sports in the state Sports Council, Emmanuel Utobo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the contingent comprised 50 athletes and 25 officials.
The Germany-based Syrian hopes to finally defend the WBA belt he won in November 2017 against Ruiz Jr, who is yet to name an opponent after Anthony Joshua ended his world title reign with a points defeat in their December rematch.
As Fury and Joshua continue to talk up a potential meeting in 2021 and a follow-up immediately after, Sulaiman moved to reassure mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.
The British fighter is the mandatory challenger to Tyson Fury’s WBC title and has officially held that position since last July.
“The Gypsy King” was on top form when discussing the bout with Jamie and Harry Redknapp on their new Sky series: “Home Fixture.”
Holyfield and Tyson met in a highly-anticipated heavyweight championship rematch at the MGM Grand, one year after Holyfield had defeated Iron Mike with an 11th round stoppage at the same venue.
Fury dominated the fight, which was a rematch following their controversial draw in 2018.
Anthony Joshua has ruled out a boxing match with Mike Tyson – because he would be booed out the ring.
The British boxer shot to fame when he beat Wladimir Klitschko to claim the IBF title in 2017.
Both British boxers are heavyweight world champions with many wanting the two to meet in an undisputed bout.
The super showdown is believed to be just one of Iron Mike’s return fights after his jaw-dropping return to fitness some 15 years after he retired.
Fury won the WBC title in Las Vegas three months ago with a seventh-round stoppage of Deontay Wilder, after Joshua defeated Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr in a December rematch in Saudi Arabia to reclaim his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles.
The former heavyweight champion used a fake penis to hide any trace of the drugs he was using from testers.
The 53-year-old made shockwaves with a video showing off his training for an unlikely comeback and he has added more fuel to the fire in a by announcing his return to the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The Bulgarian is mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF title, but their planned bout on June 20 was postponed.
Fury never defended his four titles amid mental health problems but he bounced back in stunning fashion and wants to stay at the top after regaining his WBC belt in February with an emphatic win over Deontay Wilder, who he is due to face again after the coronavirus crisis eases.
Anthony Joshua has recorded the biggest rise in fortune in sport – £58 million – over the past year.
Evander Holyfield appeared to be on course for a boxing comeback against Mike Tyson after he released more training footage on Tuesday.
Evander Holyfield is willing to step into the ring for a third time with Mike Tyson.