Ajose Olusegun: "The Best Don't Want To Fight Me!"

14.06.07 - Ajose Olusegun has been waiting for 18 months for the chance to fight for a title and the opportunity finally arrives on Friday night when he fights Gary Reid for the vacant Commonwealth light welterweight title..

Last Friday Olusegun was one of the many TV spectators who witnessed Colin Lynes outpoint Motherwell’s Barry Morrison in the Scot’s first British light welterweight title defence.

Only 12 months ago Lynes had agreed to fight the still unbeaten Olusegun 19-0 (10) for the vacant Commonwealth title only for him to pull out 10 days before the bout.

The tide has now turned for the talented Olusegun who undoubtedly deserves a change of luck.

“I have great respect for Gary Reid 13-16-1 (8) as he is the only British based fighter who is willing to get into the ring with me, Olusegun said.

“If Colin Lynes wants to get it on I am ready for him too. There are no excuses this time for him not to fight me for the Commonwealth title - his British title will be safe even when I knock him out.

“I will also be rooting for Ricky Hatton when he fights Jose Luis Castillo in Las Vegas next week. Ricky is a real fighter’s fighter and I would welcome the opportunity to fight him. I am so eager to get in the ring with him I would fight him for my purse only so if I he beats me he doesn’t have to pay me.

“I am desperate to fight the best but the best don’t want to fight me. I am a lonely shark in the light welterweight ocean.

“I need big fights to satisfy my hunger and 2007 and 2008 are going to be big years for me now that I am finally getting the chances I deserve.

Frank Maloney Promotions presents the vacant Commonwealth light welterweight championship fight and full supporting card at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road London SE19 2BB on June 15, 2007. Tickets are priced at £70 and £40 and are available by logging onto or by calling the Box Office at 0871 226 1508. The fight is also televised live on Sky TV. For any further press information please call 02086914165.

Press Release composed by Simon Jackson for

Article posted on 14.06.2007

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