Dream team barcelona 1992 olympic games: Canadian boxing community mourns the loss of Olympic medallist Defiagbon

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“He came over and sat down beside me and started talking away as if we had been friends for years. He told me how one day he would defect from Nigeria where his life is tough and move to Canada and compete for us and be my teammate. He was very sincere,” Filane said. “Fast forward to the (1992) Barcelona Olympics, I was standing in line for weigh-ins when all of a sudden some big guy lifts me up off my feet which seemed like six feet in the air and yells ‘Domenic my Canadian friend!’ I turn and get a look at who it is and it’s the crazy Nigerian David. He tells me he is still one day going to be my teammate.

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