By Gbenga Gbelee
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Former Lagos
State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is to feature in a boxing
exhibition against former world heavyweight boxing Champion; Evander
According to the Project Manager of the fight; Foluke Michael, the boxing
match tagged “Rumbles in Lagos’’ will hold on May 25 at the Eko
The former world heavyweight boxing champion,Evander Holyfield is 54,
while Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is 10 years older.
The exhibition fight will be refereed by Nobel Laureate; Prof. Wole
In his endorsement of the BAT versus Holyfield bout, the former Lagos
state governor said he can’t wait to knock Evander down and declared
himself the real champion of the world.
The private sector-initiated event is designed to form part of activities
marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of Lagos State under the
ongoing project, Lagos @50, chaired by Prof Wole Soyinka.
In a chat with journalists, the project manager; Mrs. Foluke Michael said
the bout is aimed at bringing world attention to some health-related issues
in Africa, and will focus on cases such as autism in children, breast cancer,
mental Illness and HIV/AIDS as well as river blindness.
She said the event would feature the donation of medical and relief
materials worth over $2m to the Lagos State Government and neighbouring
The charity fight is promoted by ACI Entertainment and Bishop
Entertainment Consult based in Atlanta, Georgia.