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Ekundayo makes a case for boxing academies – Punch Newspapers



European International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Larry Ekundayo has called for the private and public sectors to invest in boxing in Nigeria by establishing academies. Ekundayo, who was hosted by the General Overseer of the Love of Christ Church, London, Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi, in Lagos on Monday, said establishment of boxing academies would help develop the sport in the country. He said, “I must confess that the road to fame for me has been a very torturous one. I started boxing since the age of 12 and truth is that, I lacked the basis foundation or springboard with which I would have launched myself into the career. “In fact, I kept asking myself if I was doing the right thing but my spirit kept telling me not to lose focus.’’ The 36-year-old pugilist commended Ajayi for her investment and support. He said, ‘’With Rev. Ajayi and her Church ,I found a home and that is why I cannot embrace any other Church than hers because she stood for me when there was no one to call upon other than God and I am sure God sent her to me because it has been one success or the other since I became a member of her Church.” Copyright PUNCH. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: [email protected] (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

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