Nigerian multiple award winning writer, Wole Soyinka, is billed to officiate the boxing match between ex-Governor of Lagos State and National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu and America’s five-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Evander Holyfield.
The exhibition boxing match which is tagged “Rhumbles in Lagos,” will hold on May 25 at the Eko Atlantic City, will be beamed live to the world.
Tinubu who endorsed the BAT vs Holyfield bout, said, “I can’t wait to knock Evander down. I’m the real champion of the world!’’
The project manager, Foluke Michael, said this is a private sector-initiated event designed as a contribution to the 50th anniversary celebration of the creation of Lagos State.
According to Michael, “Significantly, it 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 and River Blindness.”
She added that it will also especially focus on the plight of Africans living with disabilities. The event will donate five 40ft. containers of medical and relief materials worth over $2 million dollars to Lagos State Government and other neighbouring states.