Ekundayo Eyes British Title

Larry Ekundayo

Ekundayo dismantled Evans.

Larry Ekundayo was asked at the press conference for this bout “Dale Evans is a league above you – why would you even take this fight when it’s not even for a title?” Such cretinous mutterings are common place in the white, blond hair, blue eyed-centric ticket seller culture of the middle strata of British boxing.

Firstly, Ekundayo didn’t ‘take the fight‘ – he settled on Evans as a willing reserve opponent after Denton Vassell reneged on an agreement to fight the prodigiously skilled Nigerian born boxer. Vassell went on to drop a wide points decision against 37 year old Viktor Plotnykov on the viewer anemic ITV4 Frampton vs. Avalos undercard.

Evans’ supposed pedigree stemmed from wins over Sam EggingtonErick Ochieng. However Eggington was at that stage but a 3 fight novice & the loss to Evans was in the made for TV 3 round format. Ochieng dropped a decision to Evans by but 1 point – 77-76 – in his native Wales.

In the end it was Ekundayo who proved himself several classes above the game Welshman – dismantling the ambitious but limited Evans with clinical precision in the 5th Round of a fight that should have been called off a good 90 seconds before it eventually was by referee Marcus McDonnell.

Larry Ekundayo

Larry Ekundayo sees referee Marcus MacDonald wave off the fight a good 90 seconds after he should have.