Dambe boxing originated in Hausaland as a form of preparation for hunters before they went out. It has now turned into a national sport, with fighters coming from all over the country in tournaments staged across the land. Dambe is most popular in the large towns and cities of the North. The nearest Dambe scene to Abuja is at Deidei, just beyond Kubwa in the FCT. There are fights every night in an arena just a few hundred metres from Deidei junction. The prize fighters meet on Sunday mornings.
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