By G9ija

One of the brothers who claimed that Jussie Smollett paid them to fake a racist and homophobic attack on him has won the Chicago Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament.

Abimbola ‘Abel’ Osundairo, 25, who allegedly took $3,500 (£2,700) from Smollett to help stage the January incident, took home the senior novice division title on Friday night following a technical knockout in the first round, according to the Chicago Tribune.

His brother, Olabinjo ‘Ola’ Osundairo, 27, also attended the fight along with their lawyer Gloria Schmidt. The younger Osundairo won the senior novice division at the 178-pound limit over John Broderick.

The tournament is broken down into subdivisions by fighter weights, ages and experience levels. His victory comes months after Smollett was accused of hiring the Nigerian-Americans to help stage an attack on 29 January.

According to the filing in the highly-publicised case, the actor allegedly asked the siblings to rough him up and put a noose around his neck in order to drum up sympathy for himself. Police arrested the brothers on 13 February.

Police later said that Abel and Ola were bodybuilders and aspiring actors who knew Smollett. Their testimony led to criminal charges against Smollett, which were then dropped in March.