Nigerian born UK based Boxer, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo is the new IBF European Champion, he boxed his way to a championship at the York Hall, Bethnal Green (the home of British Boxing) defeated John Thain to win the European IBF title in the welterweight division.
Larry ‘The Natural, in an impressive performance won the contest unanimously in a fight that lasted 12 rounds. The African champ showed class as he outboxed Thain who suffered from a broken nose and was left bleeding for about 6 rounds.
While Thain looked worn out as the rounds progressed Ekundayo did not break a sweat and looked confident and agile until the last bell.
The new IBF champ, Ekundayo now hopes to challenge for the world title in months to come. In a video made available after the fight, Ekundayo spoke impressively in Yoruba, that we would like to defend his title in Nigeria.
The new champion hopes to visit Nigeria with his belt soon to thank Nigerians for their support and has promised to give back to Nigeria by helping young boxers develop their talent to international standards.