Iya Adura said to me, Your attitude is your gratitude — Larry Ekundayo


After the Saturday fight where Larry Ekundayo emerged winner, he expressed profound gratitude to fans and especially to Founder of Love of Christ Generation Church, Rev’d Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, for her supports in his boxing career.

Larry explained to Gbedu Magazine that Iya Adura always tell him that “Your attitude is your gratitude”, which is what he has been working on, enabling him to appreciate everyone who has been in support of his boxing career.

Larry also solicited for the mass support for Nigerian boxers, that with good managements and supports, they can make it in the line of sport.

Olanrewaju Ekundayo was born in Lagos , Nigeria on 13 June 1982. He started boxing for self defense at the age of 12. In 1998, and won the Nigerian Amateur Bantamweight Championship and participated in the 1999 All African Games in South Africa.

He made a career switch from bantamweight to welterweight and won the Nigerian Amateur Welterweight Championship in year 2000. He participated in the year 2002 Commonwealth Games in
Manchester, UK and finished as a quarter finalist.

In 2006 and 2007, he won the championship title of the London Regional Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) championship. As an amateur, he won 110 of 125 fights he was engaged in.

Larry’s career as a professional boxer started in November 2012 when he defeated three boxers in one night to become the Light Middleweight Prizefighter champion in London. He was the first boxer in the competition to be given a £2,000 knockout bonus.

On 30 October 2016, he defended his African Boxing Union’s Welterweight title by beating Ghanaian boxer, Joseph ‘The Double Horror’ Lamptey.

On 13 July 2018, he won the European International Boxing Federation title by defeating John Thain in London in a fight that lasted 12 rounds.

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