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Ekundayo ready to bounce Mundi, as Africans take over London’s York Hall


Nigerian-born Larry Ekundayo, nicknamed “The

Nigerian-born Larry Ekundayo, nicknamed “The

Two Africans will take the centre stage in world boxing on June 4, a day the African Boxing Union (ABU) has chosen for its welterweight title defence at the prestigious York Hall in London.

Title holder, Nigerian-born Larry Ekundayo, nicknamed “The Natural,” is being challenged by Tanzanian champion, Saidi Mundi, in a bout, which will enter the history books as the first time an African title defence will be hosted in the York Hall, which is known as the British home of boxing.

Organisers of the event say tickets are selling fast as boxing fans in Britain and other parts of the world are expecting an exciting and thrilling display of African pugilism.

The fight has been described as a “time of reckoning” for Ekundayo to prove his invincibility, just as many say the battle is not only between both fighters, but also between their compatriots from West Africa and East Africa from where both boxers hail, going by the buzz which the bout is generating across the United Kingdom.

Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo is the undefeated African Boxing Union champion, International Masters welterweight title holder and the 2012 Prizefighter champion, while the Tanzanian champion, Mundi, brings an impressive ring record of 14 wins and only two losses.

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