Nigeria’s Larry Ekundayo Reigns As New IBF European Welterweight Champion

Nigerian boxer Larry Ekundayo, 36  won a 12-round unanimous over British boxer John Thain to claim IBF European welterweight title.

by Rachel Ogbu
Ekundayo nicknamed the Natural fought at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, UK on Friday.

“I have to thank MTK Global and all my sponsors and the people who helped me get here,” Larry Ekundayo said.

“It’s very special for me. John Thain is a very good fighter. I’m just pleased to do this for my homeland Nigeria and I want to make Nigeria proud of me.”

Final cards read 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113.

According to his bio, Ekundayo was born in 1982 and started boxing self-defence at the age of 12. He went on to qualify to take part in the 1999 All African Games in South Africa at age 17. He later graduated from the University of Lagos.

 Larry Ekundayo
Larry Ekundayo

(pic Natalie Mayhew Butterfly Boxing)

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