The country Representative of Bullet Energy drink and Cranberry, Mr Anthony Uche has chosen Plateau state as the first pilot state for training 20 young boxers to begin their career.
Uche made this disclosure at a press conference organized by Bullet energy drink to promote sporting activities and encourage youths to participate in boxing.
He called on the youths to see a future in modern boxing which will make them earn their livelihood.
Some of the coaches, Mr Emmanuel Abdu , Sabo Mohammed and Paul Tunlong all complained that the problem affecting the future of boxing in Plateau state has to do with lack of motivation ,publicity among the young boxers.
They raised concern that the state chapter lack exposure and modern training equipment with the nonpayment of salary by government as also a major setback to the future of boxing.
The Director of Sports Plateau state, Mr Gurum Dapar commended bullet energy drink for making Plateau state their pilot state to promote boxing in Nigeria.
He explained that with the quick intervention of bullet in nursing and encouraging youths to embrace boxing, the sky would be their limit, as he urges interested youths to register.
Dapar added that promoting sporting activities by providing equipment will go a long way to encourage grassroot exercise with adequate sensitization.
According to him, there is money in boxing with diversification and introduction of new program that will open window of opportunities to harness skills.