He decided to stay in Brazil to support other Cameroonian competitors.
Boxer Hassan Ndam Njikam does not seem shaken by the early elimination from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. On that day he did not resist the blows of Brazilian Borges. The three judges declared the Cameroonian loser after the first two rounds. His defeat is attributed by some to a lack of physical freshness. Indeed, a week earlier, the former world champion had played professional fighting seven times in France before beginning the long journey to Rio de Janeiro.
In a message posted on Facebook on August 7, 2016 and addressed to his family and fans, the pugilist proved to be firm. “Thank you for your unconditional support I have spent a great amateur adventure I have no regrets, I gave everything in a register and a category that is not mine. I’m not going to justify myself and about the judgment of referees everyone has their opinion. I let each and everyone judge, but certainly know that I really enjoyed coming back in amateur boxing and participate in these Olympics that many have declined. ”
Ndam Njikam did not return home immediately. He decided to stay to support other Cameroonian competitors, and promises the best for the resumption of his professional boxing activity in September. “Now I will enjoy the Olympic atmosphere and motivate my teammates. I will resume my professional work in September in my middleweight and El Fenomeno will return even stronger. I love you all, “he wrote.