Ahead of his IBF European welterweight title defence on Friday, Nigeria’s Larry Ekundayo admitted that his rival, Louis Greene will be no pushover and will be very tough when they both clash in the ring.
Ekundayo returns to the ring tonight to make the first defence of the title he won in July at York Hall, London.
The 36-year-old said: “Greene is a very tough kid and has a lot of belief in himself. That makes him more impressive. I’ve seen a few of his fights and he’s not going to be any kind of pushover.”
Ekundayo added: “I have never sparred Louis Greene or even heard of him until the fight was announced. I have checked him out since and he’s a good fighter.”
Ekundayo also warned his opponent to expect a not-to-warm reception from his fan base, which includes Nigerians and Britons.
He said: “This is my territory. It’s always going to be big in terms of my fanbase. A lot of Nigerians are getting behind me now. 70-80% of my fanbase is British even though I’m from Nigeria.
It took me 10 years to build this fanbase and although I was well-known back in Nigeria, it’s different with social media helping and creating awareness. It’s gathering momentum now.”.
Ekundayo has 14 wins and one loss in 15 fights while Louis Greene in undefeated in 9 fights.