International Boxing Promoter Ben Gray, who is also a promoter for Nigerian Boxer Larry Ekundayo has divulged that, there could be a major fight in Ibadan, featuring the aforementioned Welterweight Boxer.
Ben Gray who is aware of the love Nigerians and mostly people from Oyo State has for boxing, reiterated his desire to stage a big international boxing bout in the city of Ibadan. Gray Revealed this in a Live Chat on BCOS TV with Boluwaji Ogunmola monitored by OJBSPORT.
“I would love to come back their and put on a fight. I would like to work with Oyo State and people in the community to put an international fight”
The City of Ibadan once upon a time, has hosted big boxing bouts, but It has been a while we witnessed something like that in the City. Ben Gray also mentioned his familiarity with the Liberty Stadium that hosted some of those historic bouts.
Apart from Ibadan, Gray as always stated his wish to bring a international boxing bout to Nigeria, which has always been dashed, by the lack of support from Nigeria government.
Gray further stressed that, the government and Nigerians only talk about Anthony Joshua, without recognizing other Boxers doing well under the flag of the country.
All this factors listed, hampered their chances of successfully bringing a bout to the country last year.
“All of this won’t stop us from staging a major fight in the country” Gray said.
Ben Gray is also the promoter for undefeated Welterweight Boxer, Larry Ekundayo. The former has also worked with another Nigerian Olusegun Ajose, a British Boxer who represents Nigeria.
The promoter also believes Nigeria has what it takes to be world champions in boxing if the boxers are given the right support.