.GOOD JAB: Larry Ekundayo (r) lands a jab on an opponent during a bout. The Nigerian boxer will fight for the WBO Inter-continental welterweight title in London. –
One of the World’s Leading boxing promoters Frank Warren, has announced that elite Nigerian boxer, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo, will be fighting for the WBO Inter-continental welterweight title at the Copper Box Arena, London on July 8th 2017.
The undefeated, former African boxing champion and Prize Fighter winner has been given the opportunity to fight for this prestige’s title as the main support to Billy Joe Saunders, who headlines the show and is defending his world title live on BTSports.
Larry Ekundayo (12-0) will fight against the highly ranked and much feared Gary Corcoran, who has an impressive (16-1) record and who has recently campaigned at a higher weight division. Should Ekundayo overcome this challenge he will be catapulted high into the WBO world rankings, with a world title shot in sight.
‘The Natural’ recently attracted major media attention in Nigeria, and across Africa, as world Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, recorded a special message requesting that all Nigerians get behind Larry in his forthcoming title fight.
Speaking from his training base in London U.K, Ekundayo, who proudly wears the green and white colours of Nigeria into battle, said: “I would really like to thank my management team, MTK, for arranging this title shot and special thanks to Frank Warren for giving me an opportunity to showcase my skills in front of a global audience.”
Ekundayo represents the country’s best opportunity of delivering sporting success in 2017 for those who wear the Nigerian colours. He is thrilled to have the whole nation behind him, saying “They have recently passed a bill in the Nigerian National Assembly to help support me and help bring big time boxing back to Nigeria, if we as fighters are supported correctly we can rule the world of boxing.”
Larry, and fellow elite level boxer, Olusegun Ajose, were recently blessed by Ooni of Ife with further promise of support, not only for the boxers but for all Nigerians in the Diaspora seeking to bring glory to their fatherland.
His Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife had earlier urged all Nigerians in the UK and Europe to attend the boxing event to give maximum support to Larry in his forthcoming bout.