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Former boxer James Oyebola shot in the head

 The former U.K. boxer James Oyebola, 47, was critically shot in a London club.

Former boxer James Oyebola shot in the head The former British heavyweight James Oyebola was been shot outside of a club in London. According to reports, Oyebola was at the Chateau 6 club in London, when he asked a group of three men to put out their cigarettes. The group apparently took it as a disrespectful and was approached later by one of them and shot in the face and leg, while the heavyweight champion was talking to friends outside of the venue.

 The three suspects bailed on foot. Operation Trident, the Metropolitan Police unit set up to tackle gun crime in black communities, is investigating the incident. James Oyebola is said to be in critical condition at an unnamed hospital.

"Big Bad" James Oyebola was born in Nigeria and took the bronze at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in the Super Heavyweigh. Oyebola had career record of 18-4-1.

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Published on 07/23/2007

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