Tinubu during his endorsement of the BAT vs Holyfield bout, said: “I can’t wait to knock Evander down. I’m the real champion of the world!’’
The much anticipated exhibition boxing match between Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos state and the 5 times world heavy weight boxing champion Evander Holifield tagged ”Rumbles in Lagos” would have Noble Laurete, Professor Wole Soyinka as the referee of the match, which will hold on May 25 at the Eko Atlantic City. Holyfield is 54, while Tinubu is 65.
The boxing bout is part of the Lagos @50 anniversary celebration of the creation of Lagos State under the ongoing project, Lagos @50, which as Soyinka as its chairman. It would be shown live to the world. It is the first of its kind in the sub Sahara Africa.
The boxing bout is targeted at bringing the world’s attention health-related issues in Africa, such as Autism in Children, Breast Cancer, Mental Illness and HIV/AIDS and River Blindness.
The event will also donate five 40ft. containers of medical and relief materials worth over $2 million dollars to Lagos State Government and other neighbouring states while. Part of the proceeds from the event would benefit not-for-profit organisations and agencies in Lagos which cater to, and were engaged in research programmes aimed at eradicating these medical conditions.