Check Out A Boxing Match Between Tinubu & Holyfield Evander Which Holds In Lagos; Soyinka To Referee


According to a statement by Foluke Michael, the Project Manager of the fight, tagged “Rhumbles in Lagos,’’ legendary five-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Evander Holyfield will in May, feature in the most anticipated exhibition boxing match that will pitch him against former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT). The match will hold on 25 May at the Eko Atlantic City and will be beamed live to the world.

Holyfield is 54, while Tinubu is 65. The charity event is the first of its kind on the African continent, she said. It will be refereed by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka. Tinubu in his endorsement of the BAT vs Holyfield bout, said:

“I can’t wait to knock Evander down. I’m the real champion of the world!’’

The private sector-initiated event is designed as a contribution to the 50thanniversary celebration of the creation of Lagos State under the ongoing project, Lagos @50, chaired by Soyinka.