Former Lagos governor, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, on Monday night officially received “The Rumble” Promoter in his office in Lagos in readiness for the boxing bout scheduled to hold at Landmark Event Centre, Lagos on May 25, 2017.
The Rumble event is part of Lagos at 50 Special Edition under the chairmanship of Prof. Wole Soyinka. The project is in line with vision of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to put Lagos on the global sport entertainment map.
The Rumble Belt was presented to Asiwaju Tinubu by the CEO of ACI Entertainment, Mr. Wole Adeniyi. According to him, the belt arrived Lagos from Atlanta on Sunday (May 7, 2017). It will begin touring to friends and supporters from Tuesday, May 9
In response to Evander Holyfield challenge, Asiwaju said he could n’t wait to face-off against Evander in his native Nigeria and knock him down!
The top-bill charity-focused showbiz event is the first of its kind on the African continent, and it will feature former governor of Lagos and leader of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Tinubu, sparing the 5-time World Boxing champion, Holyfield in the bout in which the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Soyinka would be referee.
The event was formally announced at a news conference in Atlanta, Georgia on March 23, 2017 by Soyinka and Holyfield.
This event is aimed at celebrating Lagos @ 50 and most importantly to bring worldwide attention to health-related issues in Africa like Autism in Children, Breast Cancer, Mental illness, HIV/AIDS, River Blindness, and the plight of Africans Living with Disabilities etc.
It will donate medical & relief materials worth millions of dollars to the Lagos State Government. Some of the proceeds from this event will also benefit Not-for-Profit Organizations and agencies in Lagos that cater to and are engaged in research programs that are out to eradicate these medical conditions.