Ekundayo set to defend African Boxing Union title against Tanzanian star
Nigerian born British-based boxer, Larry Ekundayo, has started preparations to defend his African Boxing Union title belt against Tanzanian’s Saidi Mundi on June 4 in London.
Ekundayo is the undefeated African Boxing Union champion, International Masters welterweight titleholder and the 2012 Prizefighter champion.
Ekundayo’s Tanzanian opponent holds an impressive ring record of 14 wins and only two losses, so far in his career.
The boxing contest will be attended by Nigerian celebrities from the world of music and film, who are great supporters of Ekundayo.
According to a statement made available to The Guardian, Ekundayo said winning the bout is important in his boxing career as it will assist him get promotion on the World boxing rankings.
“This bout will be an exciting and thrilling display of African pugilistic talent. The contest will also be a night of history, as it will be the first time an African title defense is advertised at the home of British boxing, the York Hall, London.
“The contest is important to me because victory will propel me up the world rankings of boxing. It will also assist me raise my confidence ahead of a potential title defense in Nigeria on Independence Day, October 1 2016,” he said.