Larry Ekundayo produced a fabulous display of ring craftsmanship to take a £34,000 jackpot prize from Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn and clinch the Prizefighter crown at the York Hall.
The 30 year-old, who came into the light-middleweight tournament with just two pro outings behind him, dominated every fight, almost from start-to-finish, to come out on top in impressive fashion and score the first ever £2,000 KO bonus.
‘The Natural’ defeated Wildcard protégé Craig McEwan, former British title challenger Kris Carslaw and surprise package of the night Terry Carruthers to lift the trophy, take the £32,000 cheque and significantly enhance his reputation.
“Winning Prizefighter means a lot to me as I have come a long way,” Ekundayo told Sky Sports after the victory.
“I want to thank my whole team and Eddie Hearn for showcasing me on Sky Sports and I am very grateful to showcase my talent.
“My style is natural and I can switch styles, so anybody who comes in, I know what to work on. I just boxed Carruthers, stuck to the game and that’s what I did.”
Ekundayo, under the guidance of manager Spencer Fearon, now boasts a new and improved 5-0 record, with two stoppages and may find it tough to seal his next opponent after a fruitful trip to Bethnal Green.