I went from being a millionaire in dollars to having nothing – Ex-boxing champion, Bash Ali

Former professional boxer, Bash Ali has lamented over his financial decline which saw him go from a dollar millionaire to a broke retiree.

He marked his 68th birthday on Tuesday and reflected on his life when he was still active in the sport, got rich and later suffered a huge hit to his career.

Bash Ali millionaire

Taking to his Facebook account on February 27, the Nigerian boxing legend claimed that he lost it all because he chose to stand against corruption.

Bash Ali, however, did not sulk over the unfortunate turn of events as he mentioned his goals and vowed to change his current situation for the better.

He wrote: “TODAY, Tuesday, February 27 is my birthday. “For 17 years I struggled in VAIN to host in my country, Nigeria my Guinness World Record Boxing Championship Fight because I was BOLD to say NO to CORRUPTION in Sport in particular and in Nigeria in general.

“In 17 years, I went from being a MILLIONAIRE in DOLLARS to a ZERONAIRE in NAIRA. In 17 years I was BEATEN and INJURED that I had to be admitted twice and treated at the National Hospital in Abuja.

In 17 years I was DETAINED 8 times at various POLICE STATIONS in Abuja. In 17 years I was once detained at KUJE PRISON for 43 days.

I went through hell in my country not because I am a CRIMINAL but because I say NO to CORRUPTION. Despite JUICY offers to fight OUTSIDE of Nigeria I NEVER GAVE UP ON MY DREAM to fight in Nigeria and I NEVER GAVE UP on Nigeria.

Today, our dream is finally becoming a reality and because I am an EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN BEING, I am going to FIGHT until I am 70 years, retire YOUNG and HEALTHY with a LOT OF MONEY and then go on to be the PRESIDENT of Nigeria.

This is my ULTIMATE goal so mark my words. Thank u very much for always being by my side. I appreciate you, always. Happy birthday The Great Bash Ali.”