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Ekundayo vs. Foot: Unbeaten Prizefighter Champs Battle

Larry Ekundayo and Glenn Foot meet in the battle of the unbeaten Prizefighter champions at The O2 on October 5, live on Sky Sports – and Ekundayo hopes their battle can be made an eliminator for the British welterweight title.

Ekundayo crashed into contention when he claimed the Prizefighter Light Middleweights III title in November at the York Hall in Bethnal Green after just two professional fights. Two months later, Foot came out on top in a barnstorming night at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton to lift the trophy in the Welterweights III.

After his Prizefighter success Ekundayo’s promoter Spencer Fearon said his charge would move down to welterweight, and a with a win under his belt at the weight in May, Ekundayo hopes the request for the mouth-watering clash with Foot to be a British title eliminator can be made as the 31 year old continues his quest to make up for lost time.

“It would be brilliant if it was an eliminator for the British title,” said Ekundayo. “Right now, just for the fact that we have the fight, I am buzzing. A lot of people are already debating it on the internet; Glenn Foot’s fans and my fans are discussing it. It shows it is a big match up domestically.

“The first time I saw him was in Prizefighter. He was quality that night, he is a quality fighter, and he worked really hard and deserved to win.

“It is the biggest fight of my career so far. If you call yourself a fighter you cannot duck other fighters. One of us has to lose and that person will have to deal with that. This is the sort of fight I look forward to and people know that there are no shortcuts – since I turned pro last year, apart from my debut, I haven’t fought a guy coming to lose. There is no point messing about.

“The first time I went to The O2 was for Carl Froch’s win over Mikkel Kessler and the atmosphere was incredible. I cannot believe that I will be fighting in that arena. I want to see a big thanks to Eddie Hearn for putting my name on this show, it is a huge show. This is just my seventh fight and I am in action at The O2, what more could I ask for?”

Ekundayo’s showdown with Foot is part of a bumper bill in Greenwich as Olympic Gold medal star Anthony Joshua MBE makes his professional debut. Further action comes in the shape of British lightweight World title contender Kevin Mitchell, unbeaten Welsh featherweight star Lee Selby, former Team GB starlet Martin J. Ward and another Prizefighter champion Wadi Camacho.

Tickets for Anthony Joshua’s debut ‘Carpe Diem’ are on sale now priced £40, £60 and £100 are available on 08448 24 48 24 and The O2’s ticketing agent – www.AXS.com. VIP packages priced £200 are exclusively available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 or at www.matchroomboxing.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by luke1979 on 08-03-2013

I met Larry once at his gym. He was training a friend of mine for a charity white collar bout. Hes been raving about Larry for over a year. I was invited down there to do a shadow boxing masterclass…

Comment by GuruVoodoo on 08-03-2013

Not sure if anyone else caught the Prizefighter that Ekundayo won, but he looked the business. Good to see him back in the ring as he good be a decent prospect, though I don't believe time is on his side.

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