Legendary five-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield will take on former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) in an exhibition boxing match as part of the events marking the 50th anniversary of Lagos State.
The charity event tagged “The Rhumble” which is the first of its kind on the African continent, will also feature Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka referee the event which will take place at The Landmark Centre, Lekki on May 25 by 6pm.
Mr Wole Adeniyi, CEO of ACI Entertainment and promoter of the event said that the event will be celebrating the Center of Excellence at 50 and bring worldwide attention to health-related issues in Africa like Autism in Children, River Blindness, Mental illness among the elderly.
He also added that Evander Holyfield, who defeated Mike Tyson twice in the 90s, the second fight being famous for the ear biting incident when Tyson bit off part of his eyes will be donating $2m worth of medical supplies and equipment to the Lagos State Government and various charities across Nigeria.
Holyfield, who became the undisputed world heavyweight champion when he defeated James “Buster” Douglas in 1990 will be arriving into the country on the 23rd.
The newly-elected President, Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) Dr Rafiu Ladipo said it is important that the boxing community celebrates with the center of excellence and the NBB of C is happy to sanction the exhibition bout which will also see amateur boxers from Lagos State participate.