WBO Interim Cruiserweight Champion Ola Afolabi watched with interest on Saturday night as cruiserweight contenders Antonio Tarver and Lateef Kayode squared off in a twelve round bout on Showtime from The Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
“It was a somewhat entertaining fight as they’re on similar levels, but both of my world title bouts with Marco Huck were much better fights. Marco is considered the best champion and we are truly world-class cruiserweights, competing at a higher level than either Tarver or Kayode,” said the Los Angeles resident Afolabi.
“I would be very interested in the opportunity to defend my WBO title in this country against either of them on Showtime.”
Afolabi and Huck battled in a”Fight of the Year” candidate on Saturday, May 5th in Erfurt, Germany, a sensational action packed fight that was scored a draw at the conclusion of the memorable twelve round clash.
Said Tom Loeffler, managing director of K2 Promotions, “We all thought Ola beat Huck, it was a war and a huge event in Germany. I commend Showtime for showing this cruiserweight fight as the main event of their show, I know Ola would fight either Lateef or Antonio.”
Originally from London, United Kingdom, Afolabi has trained in recent years at the Wild Card Boxing Gym.
“Ola has shown his interest in fighting the best cruiserweights in the world and has traveled all over Europe in the last four years to do so. It would be great to have him fight in the US again, now that the Cruiserweights have been showcased and caught the attention of the US boxing fans.”
A unique documentary of the Afolabi/Huck fight is linked below.