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Olusegun vs Chebah ShoBox: Weights, Quotes and Photos for Friday Night's Card

Friday night's ShoBox: The New Generation card from Santa Ynez, Calif., starts at 11 p.m. EDT, and Bad Left Hook will have round-by-round coverage of the event, with immediate post-fight analysis when it's over. The main event is a WBC junior welterweight eliminator between Nigeria's Ajose Olusegun (29-0, 14 KO) and France's Ali Chebah (35-1, 28 KO). Both weighed in at the 140-pound limit for the bout. The lightweight co-feature saw Darley Perez come in at 133½ pounds, while Oscar Meza was just over the limit at 136.

Quotes and photos after the jump.



"I don't watch too much tape. When I get in the ring, I improvise. I don't have different plans like Plan A and Plan B.

"My style is a little different. I don't like to blend in, I like to stand out.

"I can't wait to fight in America. That's where the big fights are. There are big fights in the U.K., but I couldn't get the fights that I wanted. People are more competitive over here. I want to fight the best.

"I want to be a champion. I'd love to fight Morales, but if he doesn't want to fight me after this fight I'll fight anyone else. I just want the belt.

"Waiting for this fight has been a nightmare. We've tried to put together this fight for a long time and now we're finally going to get in there tomorrow night."



"I know Ajose is a quick, mobile fighter. I will destroy him.

"We've been waiting for this fight for a while. We're ready for our chance.

"We're ready to fight for a title after Friday night. We're not sure if Morales will face us, but we're ready to fight for a title.

"This is the best country in boxing. We're happy to make our debut here and make a name for ourselves."



"The level of fighting in the U.S. is completely different so we're ready to come here and make a statement.

"I know I'm the hardest working guy in the gym. I always prepare myself. My dream is to become a world champion. I had a great amateur and pro career in Colombia and now I'm ready to prove myself in the U.S.

"I've been in the U.S. sparring with some good fighters. The sparring here is much better than Colombia.

"We've had 22 fights as a professional now so we'd like to fight for something meaningful within the next year."



"I've had great preparation for this fight. All I've done is train since I've been here in the U.S

"I've seen a couple of clips of Perez on YouTube but I've never seen him fight. That's not a problem for me - I'll be ready for him.

"We've been working on our game plan and trying to improve on consistency and rhythm. We've been working on a lot of different things and I hope it comes out in the ring tomorrow.

"In my losses against (Brandon) Rios and (Mercito) Gesta I took those fights on short notice. We had been in the gym for a while getting ready for another fight so we feel ready for this one."


All photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

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