Ekundayo says he wont put his foot in it on Oct 5

Lawrence Lustig

Unbeaten PRIZEFIGHTER Champions Larry Ekundayo and Glenn Foot will collide on Oct 5 at the O2 when the pair meet in a final eliminator for the British welterweight title.

After a superb win in Prizefighter light-middleweights III at York Hall last November Ekundayo’s promoter Spencer Fearon said his man would move down to welterweight and then in January in a snowy Wolverhampton Glenn Foot took the Prizefighter welterweights III title setting up the showdown for October 5.

“It would be brilliant if it was an eliminator for the British title,” said Ekundayo. “Right now, just for the fact that we have the fight, I am buzzing. A lot of people are already debating it on the internet; Glenn Foot’s fans and my fans are discussing it. It shows it is a big match up domestically.


“The first time I saw him was in Prizefighter. He was quality that night, he is a quality fighter, and he worked really hard and deserved to win.


“It is the biggest fight of my career so far. If you call yourself a fighter you cannot duck other fighters. One of us has to lose and that person will have to deal with that. This is the sort of fight I look forward to and people know that there are no shortcuts – since I turned pro last year, apart from my debut, I haven’t fought a guy coming to lose. There is no point messing about.



“The first time I went to The O2 was for Carl Froch’s win over Mikkel Kessler and the atmosphere was incredible. I cannot believe that I will be fighting in that arena. I want to see a big thanks to Eddie Hearn for putting my name on this show, it is a huge show. This is just my seventh fight and I am in action at The O2, what more could I ask for?”


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