Michael Olajide is someone I went way overboard on. KO Magazine asked in 1986 if he was the "Cassius Clay" of the 1980"s and Ring called him "A look at the future ". At that point I figured his boy band looks and well spoken image ,decent power,jab,boxing ability would take him far . But pretty boys generally don't last too long in this game unless they can fight and Michael could fight. He was pretty much ruined from the damaged eye even before his career started to take off. A shame the kid had real heart.He was rushed and burnt out. Its easy to say in retrospect but 1987/88 should have been years when he fought lesser guys with an occasional Doug De Witt thrown in and took on an Eddie Futch as his trainer. By late 89 he would have been ready to grab a WBO belt..