By Moshood Adebayo
Former world heavyweight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield, yesterday in Lagos donated $3million worth of health equipment to the Lagos State Government, a gesture which Governor Akinwunmi Ambode commended and urged other sports legends and individuals to emulate.
Holyfield spoke at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos during a courtesy call as part of activities marking the Golden Jubilee anniversary of the state, and to also give back to the society through his foundation.
He is also billed to slug it out with former Lagos State Governor and national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at an exhibition boxing match today.
His words: “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.
While receiving him, Ambode lauded him for his achievements in life, describing him as the greatest living boxer of all times. The governor said he was personally proud of the achievements of the legend in the boxing field, and described him as a great role model.
Ambode said: “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.