Jussie Smollett’s accused attacker has new gig with superstar athlete

Jussie Smollett. Photo: Instagram – @jussiesmollett

Jussie Smollett’s nosedive into possible career oblivion is juxtaposed by the upward trajectory in the careers of his accused attackers, most particularly Abel Osundairo.

Osundairo is currently engaging in boxing training with the man who trained all-time great Floyd Mayweather for at least 12 fights, including Mayweather’s record-breaking bout with Manny Pacquiao.

If you recall, the promising acting and bodybuilding careers of Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo Osundairo — better known as the Osundairo brothers — had screeched to a halt after Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic beatdown in Chicago on January 31. Chicago investigators believe the Nigerian-American brothers conspired to stage a hoax beating with “Empire” star Jussie Smollett. 

Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo. Photo: Instagram – @team_abel

With their acting careers probably in ruins, Abel Osundairo has turned to the sport of boxing and it seems that he may have a promising career on the horizon.

According to TMZ, Osundairo mowed down a series of Golden Glove opponents in amateur fights with first-round knockouts and unanimous decisions and is now being trained by Mayweather’s trainer, Nate “The Snake” Jones.

There is no word yet if Jones believes Osundairo has what it takes to go pro, but Jones plans to continue to work with Osundairo for the foreseeable future.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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