Boxing: Larry Ekundayo fails in World title bid

Larry 'Natural' Ekundayo [Photo:]
Larry 'Natural' Ekundayo [Photo:]

A Nigerian boxer, Larry ‘Natural’ Ekundayo, on Saturday failed in his bid to claim the World Boxing Organisation, WBO, Welterweight title.

Ekundayo, who before Saturday’s fight was unbeaten in all his previous professional fights, was “controversially” defeated by Gary Corcoman at London’s Copper Boxing Arena.

It appeared that Ekundayo had done enough to claim the vacant world title but the judges thought otherwise as Corcoman was declared winner via unanimous decision.

Two judges scored the fight 115-113 and 114-113 in favour of Corcoman while the last judge ruled 114-113 in favour of Ekundayo.

Ekundayo was hoping to tow the steps of Anthony Joshua but that did not happen on Saturday.


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  • Da Wit One

    This report is pathetic for the following reasons:
    1. “A Nigerian boxer” – very distant approach for a guy that could have represented Great Britain that he lives in but chooses to represent Nigeria.
    2. It was said to be a split decision on stage and so it is by result – the writer does not understand boxing and did not bother to fact-find.
    The match was rigged (even the neutrals present knew this – see more reactions on the YouTube channel) and a rematch is now on the cards.
    Nigeria – support your own especially one that is known to be a Nigerian boxer not Nigerian born that is actually known to be a British boxer