UNDEFEATED British light welterweight champion AJOSE OLUSEGUN insists that he is more than ready to face newly crowned WBC champion, DANNY GARCIA.
The 32-year-old is the mandatory challenger for the title, having defeated Frenchman Ali Chebah in California in September of last year and was ringside as Garcia defeated ageing Mexican icon Erik Morales in Houston last Saturday.
Olusegun believes that a fight with Garcia would be tremendous for fans worldwide and states that 2012 will be his yearto conquer the world stage. The Nigerian confronted American Garcia at the post-fight press conference and claimed that he could easily take the title from him.
The New-York based Olusegun has had a somewhat nomadic life in the world of boxing, from representing Nigeria at the 2000 Olympic Games to arriving in Britain and conquering the light welterweight scene. Now Olusegun could reach the pinnacle of his career if he is able to defeat “Swift” at some point this year.
Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to ScotBoxNation, Olusegun admits that Garcia is a talented boxer however he believes that Garcia had an easy fight against Morales.
“I think Danny Garcia is a good fighter and he did what he had to do to get the victory”. He said
“But it would have been different if Morales had come to win. Morales simply showed up for the fight, instead of defending the title like a champion and that made it easier for Garcia.
“Morales has done very well in his boxing career but I think he should retire gracefully and enjoy spending time with his family.”
Olusegun has spent a lengthy waiting period to receive a world title opportunity, having previously been the number one contender earlier last year, he was made to fight another title eliminator against Chebah.
However now that he has finally been granted a world title shot, the slick southpaw believes he will cut short Garcia’s championship reign.
He said: “Garcia has no choice but to fight me, if he doesn’t then he will be stripped of the title, simple as that.
“I am ready to fight him next week. I hope he chooses to actually fight me as it will surely be a great fight for all boxing fans.
“Two unbeaten boxers going head to head can only bring one thing – excitement.
“When I challenged Garcia at the post fight press conference, he said that he is a warrior and he can beat me, let’s see if he really means it.”