Ajose On Threshold Of Glory


Nigeria’s world lightwelterweight title hope, Olusegun Ajose, will climb the ring on 13 August in the state of California, USA in a world title final elimination against France-born Moroccan boxer, Ali Cheba.

The 31-year old Lagosian has garnered a wealth of experience since turning professional in 1999, having distinguished himself as a reliable amateur pugilist with a string of titles, including a gold medal at the All Africa Games in 1999.

Parading an intimidating professional record by winning the national title against Adewale Adegbusi of Ondo State on 15 December, 2002, having won the World Boxing Federation, WBF, title earlier in June and then proceeded to win the African title by beating Republic of Benin Victor Kpadonou on points on 10 October, 2004, at U.J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar, Cross River State.

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In all, Ajose has won 29 professional fights,15 of them by knockouts, while 14 were won on points in a career spanning almost a decade.

A victory against the Moroccan Ali Cheba on 13 August will give Ajose his much desired title hope against the reigning WBC lightwelterweight champion, Timothy Bradley.

Meanwhile, Olusegun Ajose has gone into a close camp for his training sessions at Myoung Barracks, Shomolu, in preparatory to his impending bout against his top Moroccan opponent in California.

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