ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights returns as one of boxing’s few notable events this Friday as Nigerian born-UK residing Olusegun Ajose (31-1-0 14 KO’s) will take on fringe-contender Henry-Hank Lundy (22-3-1 11 KO’s) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lundy, 29, was one of the best rising contenders just 2-3 years ago. Now? Well, now he’s riding a two fight losing streak. Lundy lost close decisions to Viktor Postol and Raymundo Beltran through his last two outings. Lundy is being paired up in one of his toughest fights yet — and he’s not even had a confidence booster! Maybe he wants to jump right back on the horse — but this sure is a gamble.
Olusegun Ajose, 33, has finally stepped on the peddle. Although he isn’t one to honk his horn he has become a fan favorite as a talented boxer-puncher. He can work his way in, chip away at the body and take out his opponents if necessary. If you need more, he also has a granite chin — he took the very best of Lucas Matthysse for ten exciting rounds in September of last year. He’s the real deal.
Age may play a factor in this fight, seeing the experienced Ajose and Lundy go toe-to-toe, but in the co feature as Ryan Kielczewski (16-0-0 3 KO’s) faces Miguel Soto (11-0-0 11 KO’s) for 8 rounds.
The 23 year old Ryan Kielczewski, 23, may not be a puncher. But Kielczewski’s movement and swift boxing ability has wowed those who have seen him. Kielczewski is 23, fights that age, but has the ring generalship of a 33 year old veteran. He turns 24 on fight night and will surely be snatching a piece of birthday cake right after!
Miguel Soto may crash the party, though. This 25 year old Puerto Rican destroyer has beaten nothing on the level of “The Polish Prince”, but he plans to rise to the occasion none the less — and take Kielczewski’s day of fame and make it his own.
Tune in! Live on ESPN 2 from 10:30 PM EST/7:30 PM PST