Boxing: Nigerian Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo Wins IBF European Championship

Boxing: Nigerian Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo Wins IBF European Championship

By Wires Editor | The Trent on July 15, 2018
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Larry 'The Natural' Ekundayo wins the European boxing championship| Reuters
Larry 'The Natural' Ekundayo wins the European boxing championship| Reuters

UK based Nigerian boxer, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo, last night at the York Hall, Bethnal Green (the home of British Boxing) defeated John Thain to win the European IBF title in the welterweight division.

Ekundayo in an impressive performance won the contest unanimously, with all three judges scoring him as winner.

Larry 'The Natural' Ekundayo wins the European boxing championship| Reuters
Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo wins the European boxing championship| Reuters

In a fight that lasted 12 rounds, Larry Ekundayo showed class as he outboxed Thain who suffered from a broken nose and was left bleeding for about 6 rounds.

While Thain looked worn out as the rounds progressed Ekundayo did not break sweat and looked confident and agile till the last bell.

Ekundayo now hopes to challenge for the world title and in a video made available after the fight, Ekundayo who spoke in Yoruba, said that he wants to defend his title in Nigeria.

Ekundayo hopes to visit Nigeria with his belt soon to thank Nigerians for their support and has promised to give back to Nigeria by helping young boxers develop their talent to international standards.

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