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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Photos: World Heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield visits Governor Ambode, donates $3m worth of health equipment to Lagos state

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, today received 4-time world heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield, at the state house Ikeja.

Holyfield is in Lagos for a charity rumble fight with former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu at an exhibition boxing match as part of activities marking the Golden Jubilee anniversary of the state.


Welcoming him to the state, Ambode said Holyfield's visit is historic
“This is exciting and historic moment for us coming at a time Lagos is celebrating the 50 years of its establishment and we want to say a big thank you to Holyfield for collaborating with us to put this as part of events marking the Golden Jubilee anniversary of Lagos State. We believe strongly that in all sectors that we have tried to celebrate Lagos, this is one momentous topic that we really mean to celebrate. As a government, we have always wanted to use sports as a way of driving our economy and there is no way we can showcase sports as the catalyst for economic growth than bringing somebody who is a champion; a revered person and for him to use his God given talent and resources to promote sports in our State,”he said
Responding, Holyfield said he was in Nigeria to give back to the society having achieved so much in life especially in boxing. He spoke on how he started off as a boxer. He also announced donation of $3million worth of health equipment to Lagos State Government.
“I became the person I am because I listened, I followed direction and I did not quit even when I lost. In giving back to the society, I am here to say I got a Real Deal Promotion. We are looking for young fighters who want to listen and follow instruction. This is about giving back to the society. I want kids to learn from me how I became four times heavyweight champion,”he said

5 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

Good of him.

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Anonymous said...

How come he can afford that? His house in Atlanta was sold to Rick Ross because he is broke and has baby mama drama. Bet he just promised with his mouth and no cash.

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

GOOD OF HIM






AUNTY LINDA 👸

Anonymous said...

Look at him looking like Oga of lasma

Anonymous said...

What a joke and Nigerians are so freaking gullible its a shame lol...Evander is dead broke and in this age of technology and internet its not even that difficult to even research his networth. Dude does not have up to $3M let alone giving a shit about an African country when he jas done nothing for his hood . I already knew he came to Nigeria to get a pay check but real question is who is paying him with our money? He dint come to Nigeria when he was relevant na now wey em don wash like Elephant blue detergent lol...Nigerian politicians are evil and shameless. Naija ppl una mumu over do. Politicians and pastors dey work una combined job hehehe

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