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Nigerian Boxer Larry Ekundayo wins IBF European Championship

Valentine Chinyem

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Nigerian and UK based boxer, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo, has defeated John Thain to win the European IBF title in the welterweight division.

Ekundayo emerged winner unanimously after all three judges scored him as the winner of the bout which took place at the York Hall, Bethnal Green (the home of British Boxing).

Larry Ekundayo

The closely contested fight lasted for 12 rounds, with Larry showing class as he outboxed his opponent, who had a bleeding nose till the sixth round as a result of the punches he received.

Thain looked worn out as the fight progressed, with Larry looking confident and agile till the last bell.

Speaking in Yoruba, the University of Lagos graduate thanked Nigerians after the fight for their support and promised to visit home soon, in order to help young fighters in the country build their boxing skills to international standard.