Hackney fighter set for Surbiton comeback after injury

PUBLISHED: 17:00 07 December 2016

Larry Ekundayo (green/white shorts) defeats Joseph Lamptey to win the African Boxing Union welterweight title in 2015. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Larry Ekundayo (green/white shorts) defeats Joseph Lamptey to win the African Boxing Union welterweight title in 2015. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

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Unbeaten Homerton welterweight Larry Ekundayo returns to the ring for the first time in a year on Friday night in Surbiton.

The 34-year-old, who will be matched against a selected opponent, is fighting on a Relentless Promotion at Tolworth Recreation Centre.

The Hackney boxer was last in action back in October 2015, clinching the African Boxing Union welterweight title after beating Joseph Lamptey by virtue of an unanimous decision.

Since then, Ekundayo, who is eyeing a 12th straight professional win this weekend, has been out with a damaged shoulder but has now fully recovered.

Elsewhere, unbeaten former Lion ABC lightweight Jamie Arlain secured his fifth straight professional win against Andrew Joicey on Saturday.

Arlain faced Andrew Joicey in what was a Southern Area title eliminator on a Campion Promotion at York Hall.

This was the second time the duo had met in the ring, after Arlain edged a points decision last time out – something the Joicey camp didn’t agree with.

As a result a rematch was made, with Arlain making light work of the clash this time around.

The southpaw came out of his corner throwing right jabs and left hooks, with referee Lee Cook calling an end to the contest in round two after Arlain dropped Joicey to the canvas.

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