Nigerians fighting their way to glory outside of Nigeria
Nigeria has always had a history when it comes to combat sports. The towering legend of Dick Tiger was impossible to escape, Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey held a featherweight title as far back as 1957, and in the last three decades the likes of David Izonritei, Ike Ibeabuchi and Samuel Peter have shaken up the heavyweight division.
Larry Ekundayo: The Boxing Champion Too Good For His Own Good
"I didn’t choose boxing because I wanted to be a boxer. I chose boxing because I thought it would help me become someone that no one could mess with." As with every other kid, Larry Ekundayo started with football on the dirt pitches of Lagos. That was before he switched to boxing. Ekundayo as a…
We should promote Nigerian boxing by hosting international fights, says Ekundayo
Larry Ekundayo is among the growing band of Nigerian boxing stars doing great things in pugilism from their United Kingdom base. Like some of his compatriots, including world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, Lawrence Okolie and Segun Ajose, Ekundayo...
Nigeria has potential to produce great boxers, says Ekundayo
Nigeria’s Britain-based International Boxing Federation (IBF) European Welterweight Champion, Larry Ekundayo believes Nigeria has the potential to churn out world-class boxers...
Joshua wants Nigerians to assist Ekundayo in July 13 fight
British-born Nigerian World Heavy Weight Champion, Anthony Joshua, has called on the Federal Government, corporate bodies and well-meaning individuals...
Nigeria Ekundayo to fight for vacant WBO Intercontinental title
Nigeria’s Larry Ekundayo is scheduled to fight against UK’s Gary Corcoran for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Intercontinental Welterweight title on July 8.
Injury stops Ekundayo’s ABU title defence against Tanzania’s Mundi
Nigeria’s African Boxing Union Champion, Larry Ekundayo, has pulled out of his scheduled title defence against Tanzanian boxer, Saidi Mundin this Saturday because of injury.