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Evander Holyfield in Nigeria to celebrate Lagos at 50

Evander Holyfield in Nigeria to celebrate Lagos at 50

Organizers of the Evander Holyfield vs Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Lagos charity boxing bout say the former champion was brought to Nigeria to celebrate Lagos at 50.

ACI Entertainment CEO Wole Adeniyi said the fight is the start of great boxing activities to come in the country.

Evander Holyfield in Nigeria to celebrate Lagos at 50

Adeniyi (left) with Holyfield

Adeniyi said he believed it’s time to bring boxing entertainment back to Africa having seen the sport decline in popularity since the 1970's.

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The ACI Entertainment CEO said the former World Heavyweight champion was brought on board as a partner”.

NAIJ.com reported that the event titled Rhumble would be refereed by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka.

Evander Holyfield in Nigeria to celebrate Lagos at 50

The Jagaban and Holyfield will battle for this belt

The bout will hold on Thursday, May 25 at the Landmark Event Center.

On the other hand, NAIJ.com recently visited Manchester United fan Anthony Joshua's family house in Sagamu, Ogun state Nigeria;

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