Watch this video of Nigeria’s Hogan Kid Bassey ruthlessly dealing with French Algerian Cherif Hamia after which he won the world crown in 1957. If you were born in the 1980s – early 2000, you would have probably heard of Hogan Kid Bassey, mostly from your parents who were born around 1950-1970.
Within those periods, any Nigerian, especially in the Cross River State region who showcases his powers or muscles was surely nicknamed, Hogan Bassey. He was born Okon Asuquo Bassey on the banks of the Cross River, Creek Town, Calabar, Nigeria, and became naturalised British when he moved to the UK, where he spent most of his life in Liverpool.
He took the name Kid Bassey when he turned professional as a boxer. He made Nigeria proud and even when fighting in Britain, he kept Nigeria as his Nationality.
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