10th October, 2011
World Boxing Councilâ€™s Light welterweight contender Nigeriaâ€™s Olusegun Ajose will arrive Lagos today after winning the eliminator fight against Algerian-born Canadian, Ali Chebah at Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California, United States of America on 30 September.
The Nigerian Army boy, who against bookmakersâ€™ predictions won a unanimous point decision to earn a shot at the World title with holder Erik Morales, is scheduled to meet the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejerika through the President, Nigeria Army Boxing who is also the President, Nigeria Boxing Federation, NBF, Brigadier General Kenneth Minimah on his arrival in the country.
According to his Chief Coach, Joe Mensah, Ajose will arrive Lagos today and then move to Abuja to thank his employer â€”the Nigerian Armyâ€” for allowing him the use of facilities at the Myoung Barracks, Somolu, Lagos to train for the big fight. He would later pay a courtesy visit to Lagos State House at Alausa Secretariat to thank the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola for his financial and moral support.