Thursday 25 May 2017

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield donates N1b health equipment to Lagos state

Evander Holyfield has donated health equipment worth $3m (about N1bn) to the Lagos State government.

The four-time world heavyweight champion is on a visit to the state in continuation of its Golden Jubilee anniversary which kicked off weeks ago.
Ambode had said upon Holyfield’s arrival on Wednesday that the state government ‘will collaborate with Evander Holyfield Foundation and its ideals to promote youth engagements through sports.
Holyfield, 54, said during the conference, ‘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,’ Holyfield added.
Holyfield is expected to trade blows with APC chieftain Bola Tinubu during his visit.

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