Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Olusegun: I'm Next For Danny Garcia, No More Waiting!

New York, NY - Earlier tonight, Danny Garcia won a unanimous decision over Erik Morales to pick up the vacant WBC junior welterweight title, with scores of 118-111, 117-110, and 116-112.  Watching closely from ringside was the WBC's undefeated mandatory challenger, Ajose Olusegun (30-0, 14KO's).   Olusegun, who is co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Gary Shaw Productions, has been waiting for his shot at the title for some time now and wants to make it crystal clear that the wait is over and he is next in line. 

"I have waited for this opportunity for a lifetime, and I have done everything in my power to get a shot at a world championship," said Olusegun.  "I am the mandatory challenger and I have been for a while now.  I am tired of waiting for my shot.  Garcia says that he is a true champion and a warrior? Then prove it by fighting me."

"Ajose should have fought for the WBC title tonight, but we are pleased that he will get the opportunity to win this coveted belt against Garcia/Morales.  Pursuant to WBC rules, the green belt will soon be around Ajose's waist," said co-promoter Lou DiBella.

"Ajose has honorably earned the right to challenge the winner of Morales vs. Garcia for the WBC junior welterweight title," said Gary Shaw. "He's been waiting patiently for his opportunity to show the world why he's the best in the division.  The time is now for Ajose to get his shot."

Olusegun earned his mandatory position by winning a dominant 12-round decision over Ali Cheebah back on September 30 of last year.  The bout, which was shown live on SHOWTIME's® ShoBox, saw Olusegun drop Cheebah (35-1) twice, before going on to win by scores of 120-106, and 119-117 twice.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Canelo Certain That His Right Thumb Injury No Longer An Issue Martin Murray vs. Gabriel Rosado Set, April 22 In Liverpool Wilder Anxious To Test Repaired Right Hand on 'A Human Skull' Chavez Still Wants To Fight Golovkin; 'I Think I Can Beat Him' Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez Get Opponents For April 22 Simmons Replaces Matty Askin In British Title Clash vs. Kennedy Jose Arellano, Colorado Amateur Star, is Set For Pro Debut De La Hoya: Spence Will Destroy Brook - I'd Love To Promote Him Chisora vs. Helenius Rematch Looking Likely, Says Trainer Chavez Jr: If Canelo Felt He Could Win - He Would've Fought GGG Manuel Charr Injured, Odlanier Solis Fight is Called Off The Deontay Wilder Conundrum Braekhus Struggles To Make Weight For Svensson Showdown Photos: Rodriguez-Narvaez, Vargas, Lopez - Telemundo Weigh-In Canelo: Golovkin Received His Biggest Offer - Do Not Blame Me! Video: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry Discuss Hughie Fury Defense Gervonta Davis Has No Issue Heading To UK For Walsh Defense Kovalev's Promoter: Ward's Side Continue To Ignore Rematch Talks Dusty Harrison Arrested, Being Held on Gun Charge Brian Viloria vs. Ruben Montoya Set For March 2 in Japan Photos: Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz - Official Weigh-In Horn's Promoter: Pacquiao Felt Pressure, Chasing Fantasy Offer Photos: Pearson-DeLoach, Tabiti, Rodriguez - Official Weigh-In Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. Swarmed By Fans at Houston Presser Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Go Face To Face Maurice Hooker vs. Cristobal Cruz Set For Friday in Tijuana Photos: Deontay Wilder, Gerald Washington - Go Face To Face De La Hoya is Firm: Chavez Jr. Can Derail Canelo vs. Golovkin Russian Boxing Scene Update: Upcoming Events Joshua Pleads With Wilder To Start Fighting Better Opponents Chavez Jr. Aims To Reclaim Lost Fans By Knocking Off Canelo Photo: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez on Weight, Ready For Battle Washington: I Have A lot That Deontay Wilder Hasn't Seen Before Usyk-Hunter, Gvozdyk-Gonzalez Added To Lomachenko-Sosa British Boxing News: Flanagan-Petrov, Skeete-Singleton, Jay Harris Holyfield Joins PBC Broadcast Team For Wilder-Washington WBC Outlines, Explains The 'Clean Boxing' Drug Testing Program Hughie Fury On Verge of Losing Parker Shot, Must Sign Contract Dmitry Bivol Pounds, Stops Robert Berridge in Four Rounds Tony Bellew: I Want To Be Out Of Boxing Within 12 Months
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement