Hank Lundy (23-3-1, 11 KO’s) showed a great deal of improvement tonight in pulling off a minor upset in defeating Ajose Olusegun (31-2, 14 KO’s) by a fairly one-sided 10 round unanimous decision at the Rockingham Park, in Salem, New Hampshire, USA. Lundy fought a lot like Floyd Mayweather Jr. in beating what turned out to be an over-matched Olusegun by the judges scores of 100-90, 98-92, 98-92.
Lundy hurt Olusegun multiple times in the fight with hard left hands to head. Olusegun had no defense for Lundy’s left hands, and he was eating them continuously from the 4th.
Lundy found out early in the fight that he could counter Olusegun when he’d throw jabs. He’d wait on the jabs and fire a left hand and nail Olusegun. In the 4th round, Lundy hit Olusegun with some big left hands. At point he went to the ropes after getting hit and faked like he was shaken up. Continue reading
New York, NY (6/24/13) – On July 19, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights returns to the historic 107-year-old Rockingham Park in New Hampshire, with a scintillating main event featuring WBC #3-rated junior welterweight Ajose Olusegun (31-1, 18KO’s) taking on longtime lightweight contender “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy (23-1-1, 11KO’s). The bout, promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment, is scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior welterweight division. Continue reading
New York, NY (4/18/13) – This Saturday night at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, WBC #3-rated junior welterweight Ajose Olusegun (30-1, 18KO’s) will return to action for the first time since suffering his first pro defeat to Lucas Matthysse in a bout for the interim WBC title in September of last year. Olusegun will take on veteran Rynell Griffin in an eight-round bout. The fight is promoted by Hitz Entertainment, in association with DiBella Entertainment.
“I am so glad that I’m getting back in the ring,” said Olusegun. “This is going to be my first fight after my loss to Matthysse and I can’t wait to do my thing.”
Olusegun participated for his native Nigeria in the 2000 Olympics before successfully turning pro in May 2001 with a first-round TKO over Tony Montana. Continue reading
Chicago, IL, Wednesday, April 17, 2013–The media general public are invited to the official weigh in for Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” on Friday, April 19 at 5:00 PM at the Sixth Street Sports Bar inside the Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Drive in Hammond, IN. All fighters will be available for interviews and photos. This is a free event! Continue reading
(Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME) All the fighters competing in televised fights tomorrow/Saturday, Sept. 8, live on SHOWTIME® and SHOWTIME EXTREME® made weight Friday at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
In an excellent matchup in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), unbeaten Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KO’s) of Nigeria will meet hard-hitting Argentine Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KO’s) for the vacant WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship.
Promising, unbeaten middleweight J’Leon Love (12-0, 7 KO’s) of Las Vegas will risk his perfect record against Chicago’s Ramon Valenzuela (7-1, 1 KO) in the 10-round co-feature.
Preceding Saturday’s doubleheader on SHOWTIME will be two live undercard fights on SHOWTIME EXTREME (7 p.m. ET/PT): Ishe Smith (23-5, 11 KO’s) of Las Vegas will be opposed by Puerto Rico’s Irving Garcia (17-7-3, 8 KO’s) in a 10-round junior middleweight bout and Daquan Arnett (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Orlando, Fla. takes on Jesus Tavera (3-2, 1 KO), of Mexico City, Mex. in a six-round junior middleweight scrap. Continue reading
WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS
September 7, 2012 – Mexico City.
From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:
WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship Continue reading
One day before the WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship fight between undefeated Nigerian OLUSEGUN AJOSE and Argentine power-puncher LUCAS MATTHYSSE, SHOWTIME Sports® brings boxing fans closer to the action with a live stream of the official weigh-in! Log on to ustream.tv/shosports on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT to catch the webcast of the weigh-in of all of the fighters scheduled to appear on the September 8 SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME Extreme preliminary fight telecasts. Continue reading
(Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME) LAS VEGAS (Sept 6, 2012) – The four boxers who’ll appear this Saturday, Sept. 8, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. pronounced themselves fit and ready to go during Thursday’s final press conference.
In what should be a terrific, hard-fought main event between two eager, determined and hungry fighters, undefeated Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KO’s) of Nigeria will face hard-hitting Argentine Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KO’s) for the vacant WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
Promising, unbeaten middleweight J’Leon Love (12-0, 7 KO’s) of Las Vegas will risk his perfect record against Chicago’s Ramon Valenzuela (7-1, 1 KO) in the co-feature.
Preceding Saturday’s doubleheader on SHOWTIME will be two live undercard fights on SHOWTIME EXTREME (7 p.m. ET/PT): Daquan Arnett (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Orlando, Fla. meets Jesus Tavera (3-2, 1 KO), of Mexico City, Mex. in a six-round junior middleweight scrap and Ishe Smith (23-5, 11 KO’s) of Las Vegas takes on Puerto Rico’s Irving Garcia (17-7-3, 8 KO’s) in a 10-round junior middleweight bout. Continue reading
NEW YORK (Sept. 6, 2012) – Veteran sportscaster Mauro Ranallo and International Boxing Hall of Famer Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson will join this Saturday’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Continue reading
(Photo Credit: Tom Casino / SHOWTIME) NEW YORK (Sept. 5, 2012) –- For sheer drama, excitement and exhilaration, there are few, if any, spectacles in sports that can compare to witnessing the sudden, stunning and memorable ending that comes with a one-punch knockout.
Below is a Top 10 list of today’s heaviest-handed hitters compiled by renowned boxing historian and SHOWTIME analyst Steve Farhood.
Two of Farhood’s top three will be seen in action in the next two weeks on SHOWTIME. One is Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KO’s), whom Farhood ranks No. 3. Matthysee meets unbeaten Nigerian Olusegun Ajose for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) Interim Super Lightweight World Championship this Saturday, Sept. 8, in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Farhood’s No. 2, Jhonny Gonzalez (52-7, 45 KO’s), will defend his WBC Featherweight World Championship against former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon in one of three world title fights on Saturday,Sept. 15, on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). In the main event of “Knockout Kings” from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., superstar Canelo Alvarez risks his WBC Super Welterweight World Championship against breakout star Josesito Lopez. Continue reading