One of the Worldâ€™s leading boxing promoters Frank Warren, has announced that elite Nigerian boxer, Larry â€œThe Naturalâ€ Ekundayo, will be fighting for the WBO Inter-continental welterweight title at the Copper Box Arena, London, on July 8.
The undefeated, former African boxing champion and Prize Fighter winner has been given the opportunity to fight for this prestigeâ€™s title as the main support to Billy Joe Saunders, who headlines the show and is defending his world title.
Ekundayo (12-0) will fight against the highly ranked and much feared Gary Corcoran, who has an impressive (16-1) record Should Ekundayo overcome this challenge he will be catapulted high into the WBO world rankings, with a world title shot in sight.
Ekundayo, who proudly wears the green and white of Nigeria into battle, said, â€œI would really likely to thank my management team, MTK, for arranging this title shot and for Frank Warren for giving me an opportunity to showcase my skills in front of a global audience.â€
He represents the countryâ€™s best opportunity of delivering sporting success in 2017. He is thrilled to have the whole nation behind him, saying, â€œThey 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 are given the right support we can rule the world of boxing.â€
He and 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 United Kingdom and Europe to attend the boxing event to give maximum support to Ekundayo.