Man who says he helped Smollett stage attack wins Chicago Golden Gloves title
CHICAGO — One of two brothers who say Jussie Smollett paid them to help him stage a racist, anti-gay attack against himself has won an amateur boxing title in Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo became a Chicago Golden Gloves champion with a technical knockout Friday night at a stadium in the Chicago suburb of Cicero. Osundairo won the senior novice division at the 178-pound limit.
Police say Osundairo and his brother told investigators in February that the “Empire” actor paid them to help orchestrate a Jan. 29 attack in downtown Chicago because he was unhappy with his pay on the Fox TV show and was looking to promote his career.
Smollett maintains the attack was real.