By Johnny Edward:
Larry Ekundayo is delighted to be the new International Boxing Federation European champion after defeating Scottish boxer Thomas Thain by unanimous decision Friday night, reporrs Completesportsnigeria.com.
Ekundayo won the bout 115-113 to clinch the title. The win is his 14th in last 18 bouts.
“Winning this IBF title will give my career a big boost. I’m delighted for the win as it will hopefully put me back in the top 15 or top 20 in the world,” Ekundayo told CSN.
“I always operate at a high level. I fought for the WBO International against Corcoran and still believe I won.
“That’s all behind me anyway. I’m on to better things. I’ve had surgery on my hand now and this is a massive opportunity for me.”
Ekundayo is also hoping to build on his victory when he lines up for a World title fight in the coming months.