A graduate of the University of Lagos, Ekundayo was born in 1982. He started boxing for self-defense at the age of 12. At 17 he qualified to take part in the 1999 All African Games in South Africa. As the 1998 Nigerian Amateur Bantamweight champion he wanted to continue in that category, but he didn’t meet up with the bantamweight requirements at the All African Games. So, he moved to the welterweight category.
In 2006 and 2007, Ekundayo (‘The Natural’) was the London Regional Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) champion. He made it to the English quarterfinals of ABA in 2007. As an amateur, he was in 125 fights – and he won 110 out of them all. However, he was unable to go professional earlier in the UK due to immigration issues.
Last year, World Heavy Weight champion, Anthony Joshua and Ekundayo met at an event and the Nigerian boxer took to his Instagram to share a video of an endorsement from the Brit boxer.
This recent win against Thain sets Ekundayo on a whole new track in the world boxing records.
Full fight (play from 3 hours 23mins and 30 seconds) –
Post fight video clip (Message to his Mother land!) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVDEUaNqycs
Full post fight interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58dE8P3qwzk
2nd Post fight interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUuz2KiCnrw