Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:21 pm
Former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu said he can’t wait to knock down 5-time World Boxing champion, Evander Holyfield in his native Nigeria in a charity boxing event tagged, “The Rumble” scheduled to hold at Landmark Event Centre, Lagos on May 25, 2017.
The former governor who said this when officially received “The Rumble” Promoter, Mr Wole Adeniyi, at his office in Lagos on Tuesday in readiness for the boxing bout vowed to knock down the American boxing champion convincingly and in the second round! in response to Evander Holyfield message to him.
Adeniyi who is the CEO of ACI Entertainment presented The Rumble belt to Tinubu during the visit.
According to him, the belt arrived Lagos from Atlanta on Sunday and it will begin touring to friends and supporters from Tuesday.
The top-bill charity-focused showbiz event is the first of its kind on the African continent, and it will feature the former governor of Lagos sparing Holyfield in a bout to be refereed by the Nobel laureate, Prof.Wole Soyinka.
The event is part of Lagos at 50 Special Edition under the supervision of Prof. Wole Soyinka and in line with the vision of Governor AkinwunmiAmbode to put Lagos on the global sports entertainment map.
The event was formally announced in Atlanta, Georgia on March 23, 2017, by Professor Soyinka and Holyfield.
The event is aimed at celebrating Lagos @ 50 and most importantly to bring worldwide attention to health-related issues in Africa like Autism in Children, Breast Cancer, Mental illness, HIV/AIDS, River Blindness, and the plight of Africans Living with Disabilities etc.
Donation of medical & relief materials worth millions of dollars will also be made to the Lagos State Government.
Some of the proceeds from the event will also benefit Not-For-Profit Organisations and Agencies in Lagos that cater to and are engaged in research programs that are out to eradicate these medical conditions.