(Last Updated On: March 27, 2017)


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

Atlantic City.

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.