Larry Ekundayo vs Louis Greene

Larry Ekundayo retains IBF European title and inflicts first loss on Louis Greene record

Published On Saturday, December 15, 2018By Tim Rickson

Larry Ekundayo retained his IBF European title with a points win over Louis Greene

Londoner Larry Ekundayo (15-1-KO3) successfully defended his IBF European crown against unbeaten challenger Louis Greene (9-1-KO5) at York Hall on December 14.

Nigerian-born ‘The Natural’ won comprehensively with ringside scores of 100-89, 98-91, and 99-90.

The 36-year-old victor posted the following message on social media after the contest, "GRATITUDE IS MY ATTITUDE! I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that came out to support me last night, that tuned in on Boxnation, online and all the well wishes. Special thanks to my team. Big thank you to all my sponsors, massive love for the amazing support last night."

Gracious in defeat, 'The Medway Mauler' said on Facebook post-fight, "Everyone who watched I can't tell you how much I appreciate the support it wasn't my night, I'll be back, all the best to Larry, what a gent with a real heartwarming story behind his career, thanks again for all the support now to rest with my wife and children love you all."

Australian-based Irishman Darragh Foley (15-3-1) was outpointed over 10 championship rounds by unbeaten Akeem Ennis Brown (12-0), 23 from Gloucester, who added the vacant IBF European super-lightweight belt to his English and WBC Youth World titles.