Thursday, August 16, 2012

Abodunrin Akinyanju Dies in Delaware Traffic Accident!


(Photo courtesy of Roundobout.com)

We have some very sad news to report.  BATB has learned that Springdale, MD heavyweight Abodunrin "Big Bo" Akinyanju died today in a traffic accident on 95 South in Delaware.  Akinyanju was 28 years old.

Sources tell BATB that Akinyanju was returning home from making deliveries in a box truck when a tractor-trailer made an illegal U-turn and hit him head-on at about 3:40 this morning.  Akinyanju died instantly.  According to news and police reports, the box truck swerved right in an attempt to avoid the tractor trailer. The box truck then hit the right rear of the tractor trailer, then flipped over, causing the cargo section to separate from the truck and spilling the cargo of linen all over the roadway. The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as 35-year-old Abubaker Jamal of Columbus, OH.  Jamal was not injured.  The crash closed I-95 South for eight hours.

Akinyanju had a record of 5-2, three KO's.  He just fought on the March 10th Keystone Boxing card at the Washington Convention Center and won a four-round unanimous decision over Deandre McCole.  Akinyanju turned pro in 2009 after a sterling amateur career that included national titles and being the only man to defeat current heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell.

Akinyanju leaves behind a wife and a baby boy who was just born on August 12.  Our deepest condolences to family and friends.

13 comments:

Ross M. said...

Keystone will be sure to pay it's respects at our event a week from Saturday with a final ten-count to honor Bo, and set up some sort of fundraiser on his families behalf. They are in our prayers.

Brian said...

Condolences to the Akinyanju family!

2sharp McCombs said...

Such a said tragedy may his soul forever rest in peace...my prayers and condolences are going out to his family.

Anonymous said...

Bo was a true warrior!!!!!!! I witnessed the fight at Rosecroft between him and Seth and it was a true Brawl in which BIG Bo definitly WON!!! My prayers goes out to his Family you will be missed Big Guy!!!

Busola Ogunlade Anawo said...

We will all miss u so much. May ur soul rest in perfect peace. Until we meet again. U will not be forgotten.

Anonymous said...

Such a shame when a young man goes, especially one with a family. He will be remembered well.

Anonymous said...

Such terrible news. I am deeply saddened to hear this. I trained with Bo years ago, he was a great guy. Thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.

Fyi the accident occurred on 95 southbound in Delaware, not the nj turnpike.

Anonymous said...

It just seems like the wrong people are dying, he was a very nice man, and you still a fish smelling hoe like babie girl who's still alive it's just not fair RIP big Bo you was the best in my book love you Brah

Anonymous said...

This is sad.......A young happy 4days old father snatched away from his joy! RIP

Anonymous said...

The Headbangers will like to express our deepest sympathy and condolence to the Akinyanju family and to Zeke and Dian as well.

RIP Big Bo

The Headbangers

Tiffani Akinrimisi said...

I miss you so much cousin, you will always be in my heart and never forgotten, May the lord watch and protect over your family.
I love you Bo!!!

Adeniji Foluke said...

May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. my prayers and condolence goes to his family for the irreversible tragedy.

robert reed said...

I know you smiling down us.Im a take a few shots drink a few beers and celebrate the times that u were here.