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Jussie Smollet 'Attacker' Wins Chicago Golden Gloves Title

By Keith Idec

This one wasn’t a scripted scrap.

Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo, one of the two men actor Jussie Smollett reportedly paid to carry out a staged attack on him in January, won the 178-pound, novice-division title Friday night at the Chicago Golden Gloves tournament. The Chicago Tribune reported over the weekend that Osundairo won his bout by first-round technical knockout.

The novice division is for fighters that enter the Golden Gloves tournament with less than 10 amateur matches on their records. Winners in the novice division do not advance to the national Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, either.

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Osundairo, a Nigerian immigrant, and his brother, Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo, reportedly were paid $3,500 by Smollett to assault him and place a noose around his neck. Smollett, who plays a supporting role on the hit FOX drama “Empire,” has denied that he set up the attack with the Osundairo brothers, both of whom worked as extras on that show.

Smollett allegedly instructed them to not hurt him too bad in a staged incident that Smollett reported as a racially motivated, homophobic attack. The 36-year-old Smollett, a Chicago resident, is black and gay.

Chicago police arrested the Osundairo brothers February 13 for their roles in the hoax, which drew international attention. They eventually were released, but Smollett was charged with faking the crime.

Prosecutors later dropped the charges because they contended there wasn’t sufficient evidence to secure a conviction against Smollett. The Chicago Police Department since has sued Smollett for $130,000 in damages because he refused to reimburse the city the amount of money in resources required to investigate the fake attack.

Once Chicago investigators determined the attack was fraudulent, Smollett’s attorneys agreed for him to forfeit $10,000 in bail money and agreed for him to perform community as part of an arrangement to have the charges against him dropped.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by theface07 on 04-16-2019

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;19660470]Wait wait. Black and gay? Did that really need to be mention? Plus the kid is black and Jewish and sexually identifies as gay. I am just don't see why that needed to be added. Calling him an American Actor…

Comment by b morph on 04-16-2019

I didn’t see him at the finals, but I saw him at the quarter final bouts. After his fight they must’ve had 10 news cameras following him out of the ring. I had no idea what it was for, and…

Comment by alexguiness on 04-16-2019

Never underestimate the cunning, deceit and vengeance of a wronged ****sexual. They make John Wick look like Bambi.

Comment by Wolf man 2222 on 04-16-2019

Jesse wants these 2 snitches to just go away.

Comment by chirorickyp on 04-15-2019

True story. He walked to the ring as a white skinned red neck wearing a MAGA hat calling his handlers the N word, then when the bell rung he metamorhphasized into a dark skinned man from Nigeria who eventually won…

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