Lou Dibella’s Dibella Entertainment has announced a big doubleheader on July 19th live on ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights. In the main event, Light Welterweight contender Olusegun Ajose (31-1-0 14 KO’s) of Nigeria will go up against Philly-born gatekeeper Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Lundy (22-3-1 11 KO’s) in a ten round main event from the Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire.
Lundy is coming off two back-to-back losses. To remain even partially relevant as a top contender “Hammerin’ Hank” must quickly hammer past the 33 year old London residing boxer. Ajose, at age 33, needs to get a move on. Ajose showed his true grit in a monumental performance in a tenth-round TKO loss to ultra-talented Argentinian Lucas Matthysse.
This fight means much to each man, clearly. They will be exposed live on a widely viewed national-television channel in ESPN 2. It also shows Lou Dibella’s belief in his fighter (Olusegun). Dibella is usually given two or three seasonal ESPN boxing dates. He pushes on these events to showcase only the very best of his roster put in tough, excitingly matched battles.
The co-feature is just as good. Opening up the televised card Quincy, Massachusetts very own Ryan “Polish Prince” Kielczewski (16-0-0 3 KO’s) goes to battle with Puerto Rican buster Miguel Soto (11-0-0 11 KO’s).
This is a great fight. Soto, from Rumble Time Promotions, is a fairly one dimensional fighter. He manages to break his way past the cracks of most of his opponents to land his big right hand. Kielczewski operates much differently. At 23 years old Kielczewski is one of the best American prospects in the lower weight classes. Kielczewski has a good jab, a quick straight right, and loves to dig uppercuts to the body. Unfortunately, Kielczewski doesn’t have the “man power” of a fighter like Soto. With his blistering hand speed — he often doesn’t even need it!
The full undercard and ticket info will be announced soon.