BY GODWIN AIKIGBE
Delighted London-based Nigerian boxer Larry Ekundayo on Thursday announced that he will be making a return to the ring on March 3 at Brentwood centre after overcoming his hand injury.
“ I’m delighted to announce that I will be making my return to the ring on March the 3rd, at Brentwood centre. I want to thank everyone who has supported me during my recovery from hand surgery, particularly Peel Aston Global.@kh Pls contact me for your tickets,” stated the former African welterweight champion and Prizefighter winner (12-1, 3KOs), who is the latest addition to MTK Global’s ‘High Stakes’fight card at the Brentwood Centre in Essex on Saturday, March 3, which will be streamed live on iFL TV.
It will be Ekundayo’s first outing since he suffered his first pro loss, dropping a split-decision loss to world-title challenger Gary Corcoran last July.
The 35-year-old Nigerian insists he will be better than ever when he makes his ring return on March 3.
“I had surgery, I’ve started to use my hand again in sparring and I’m looking forward to getting back in the ring,” Ekundayo was quoted as saying by fightwork.com.
“I had a bone growing out of place and it was affecting nerves in my knuckles. It was causing me really bad pain before my last fight, but I had to just get on with it. The bone has been shaved back, so I’m recovering well and I can use my hands properly now.
“I’ve never had a doubt that I’m at world level – I’m a world-class fighter and it was very encouraging to actually see Gary fight for the world title.
“I thought I won my fight against him and he went on to fight for a world title, so I’m sure I’m not far off getting a title shot myself.
“To be honest, I’m a fighter and it doesn’t matter where or when I get my shot. Even if I have to fight Corcoran again to get it, we can do it again – for a title if possible. It depends on what MTK have in line for me.
“I’m just proper excited about getting back in the ring. I haven’t had any word on an opponent yet, but I’m grateful to have MTK behind me and to get me back out on March 3.”