John Thain has no complaints after defeat by Ekundayo

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Edinburgh welterweight John Thain says he has no complaints over his defeat by new IBF European champion Larry Ekundayo.

The 30-year-old MTK fighter lost by a unanimous decision to former Prizefighter champion Ekundayo at London’s York Hall on Friday night.

It’s the fourth defeat of the likeable boxer’s professional career. He lost to Ronnie Heffron and Kris Carslaw in 2014 and then suffered a British title defeat to reigning champion Bradley Skeete, in November 2016.

“I was defeated on Friday and I can have no complaints,” Thain said. “I gave what I had. Larry’s a very good fighter but I hope that I did my team proud and everyone who supported me. That’s of great importance to me. I don’t know what comes next, I don’t think I’ve got anything to be ashamed of so credit to Larry and I wish him all the best for the future.”

Defeat by Ekundayo three days ago was just Thain’s second bout in 19 months following a spell out injured.