Ajose Olusegun

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Ajose Olusegun
Statistics
Real name Ajose Olusegun
Rated at Light welterweight
Nationality Flag of NigeriaNigeria
Birth date 6 December 1979
Birth place Nigeria
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 25
Wins 25
Wins by KO 12
Losses 0
Draws 0

Ajose Olusegun is a Nigerian professional boxer who is based in the UK. He is a former Olympian who competed at the Sydney games in 2000 reaching the 2nd round. [1] He is the current holder of the Commonwealth Light Welterweight title.

 Early Pro Career

Ajose kicked off his pro career in May 2001 at the Royal Gardens Hotel in Kensington, London. The former amateur won when the fight was stopped in the first round against Tony Montana. After compiling a ledger of 6-0 he won his first career title, the lightly regarded WBF Inter-continental title against Walthamstow's Martin Holgate. He followed that win by collecting the Nigerian Light welterweight title and the African Boxing Union light welterweight title. In September 2004 having compiled a record of 13-0 he met possibly his toughest test when he scored a 4th round win over the talented Bradley Pryce in the Newport Centre in Newport.[2]

 Commonwealth Title

Olusegun scored one other significant victory, a 6th round KO of Namibian Ali Nuumbembe in June 2006 before getting the chance a year later to fight for the vacant Commonwealth light welterweight title against Stoke's Gary Reid. Olusegun had been due to fight for the crown 18 months before when then opponent Colin Lynes pulled out with just 10 days to go. Discussing the fight beforehand Olusegun said I have great respect for Gary Reid as he is the only British based fighter who is willing to get into the ring with me". Bemoaning the fact that he found it tough to find opponents he added I am desperate to fight the best but the best dont want to fight me. I am a lonely shark in the light welterweight ocean." Olusegun ended up winning a unanimous points decision over 12 rounds.[3]

The first defence of his title was made in February 2008 when Ajose beat Nigel Wright in Peterlee, Durham again over 12 rounds.[4] Since then Olusegun has won three non-title fights with the intention of staying busy whilst calling out the likes of former WBC champion Junior Witter. [5]

Preceded by
Junior Witter
Gave up belt
Commonwealth Light welterweight Champion
June 15, 2007
Succeeded by
Incumbent