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In pictures: Traditional boxing in Nigeria
A boxer's wife

Hassana is Husseni’s wife. He proposed to her after winning a major fight, and she accepted.

She travels with him and attends to his wounds after fighting.

“I am his wife. I have no choice in what he does, I must support him,” she says.

Hussaini explains why boxers get into the ring. “There are few opportunities for people without employment,” he says.

Text by Andrew Walker, pictures by Afolabi Sotunde

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