Ambode, Soyinka To Partner Evander Holyfield Foundation
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State and the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, said they would partner Evander Holyfield Foundation in the discovery of boxing talents in the state.
They said this today (Friday May 26th) at the “Rumbles in Lagos’’ novelty bout between former Heavyweight Boxer Holyfield and former Gov. Bola Tinubu at Landmark Event Centre in Lagos. Ambode said that the state was indebted to creating platforms to ensure the success of young talents, being a land of great opportunities.
“This whole idea is geared toward getting in touch with our youths to create some kind of youth empowerment, especially, amongst young boxers in Nigeria.
“We are committed to seeing new champions come out of Lagos being a land of opportunities; that is why we are partnering with the heavy weight so we can together achieve great results.’’
According to him, the state will go all out to ensure discovered and undiscovered talents are celebrated and given due recognition at all times.
“We respect talented people of any age and we will give relentless support to sustain their abilities from local platforms to the world stage.
“For instance, when you listen to Femi Kuti, you will be able to notice that he is a champion in his own right, a world record holder and a product of our great state,” he said.