Somewhere near the top of every British fight fans’ wishlist for 2018 is a clash between light-heavyweights Frank Buglioni and Anthony Yarde.
Frank Warren tried to make the fight last year, offering Buglioni what would have been a career-best purse, and the North Londoner’s decision to turn the fight down puzzled Yarde’s manager and trainer, Tunde Ajayi.
Buglioni has explained he wants to win the Lonsdale belt outright and that means fighting whoever the British Board of Control tell him to fight.
They have told him to fight Callum Johnson and then Hosea Burton in a rematch.
Ajayi believes Buglioni should be aiming higher.
“If he isn’t fighting for money and he doesn’t want to get in the world rankings, what is Buglioni fighting for ?” he said.