Larry Ekundayo controversially defeated in WBO Welterweight title

A Nigerian boxer, Larry ‘Natural’ Ekundayo, has been controversially defeated in his bid to claim the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Welterweight title.

Ekundayo, who before Saturday’s fight was unbeaten in all his previous professional fights, lost the bout to Gary Corcoman at London’s Copper Boxing Arena.

It appeared that Ekundayo had done enough to claim the vacant world title but the judges thought otherwise as Corcoman was declared winner under controversial circumstances.

Two judges scored the fight 115-113 and 114-113 in favour of Corcoman while the last judge ruled 114-113 in favour of Ekundayo.

Ekundayo was hoping to follow the path of Anthony Joshua but that did not happen yesterday.

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