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Boxer Ekundayo gets help, as firm foots medical bills 

A firm, Peel Aston Global has donated some money to  United Kingdom-based boxer, Larry Ekundayo to enable him get medical treatment  for his broken hand.

The Nigeria-born boxer who broke his hand in a World Boxing Organisation intercontinental title fight in July, 2017 had disclosed that his career would be on the line if he did not receive urgent medical attention for his injured wrist.

According to a statement made available to Blueprint, Peel Aston Director, Khomeini Bukhari said that his company has made a cash donation of an undisclosed amount to the pugilist at a brief event in London.

Bukhari said he flew to UK to present the cash donation to assist Ekundayo to get the needed medical attention.

He said, “I felt it obligatory to fly over to the United Kingdom to help by generously making a cash donation to Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo on Friday, September 29, 2017, at the West Ham Boys Amateur Boxing Club in Plaistow.

“I am in Nigeria very often and gain from the country and I believe it’s my duty to give back.”

Bukhari also pleaded with well-to-do Nigerians to also support Ekundayo “as through him Nigeria can bring back sporting glory home.”

The statement quoted Ekundayo as expressing gratitude to PAG and Bhukari for their financial support, adding that he pledged to make Nigeria proud.

“I am very grateful for the help Peel Aston Global has given to me and after my treatment,  I will surely  make my country Nigeria proud; It touched me greatly when Khomeini Bukhari came to help me, though not a Nigerian, yet he has a lot of love for the people of our great nation,” the boxer reportedly stated.

Speaking in the same vein, Ekundayo’ commercial agent, Ben Gray expressed gratitude to PAG and Bukhari for the donation, noting that with the support, the boxer would be able to get back in the ring soon.

“Nigeria should be very grateful to Peel Aston Global, for helping one of their elite fighters to get his career back on track. With this support Larry’s fantastic management company, MTK, can put him back into the top fights, so he could win titles for Nigeria,” the agent said.

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