SIXTEEN wins from as many professional outings. That’s what Nigeria’s elite heavyweight boxing prospect, Efe Ajagba, hopes to pick up against his Cuban foe, Frank Sanchez, in one of tonight’s heavyweight undercards in the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder Trilogy.
Ajagba, undefeated in all his 15 professional outings thus far, will be testing his chances as he puts his World Boxing Council, WBC, belt on the table against an equally undefeated foe, Sanchez, in Navada, Las Vegas.
He will be banking on the presence of award-winning coach, Eddy Reynolds, in his corner, in addition to his perfect pro records, many of which ended via ferocious power knockout punches to add Sanchez to awesome resume.
For many pundits however, Sanchez is the pick with 18 victories out of the same number of outings, 13 via knockouts since he turned pro in 2017.
Standing at 6′ 4″ with a 78″ reach, the 29 year-old pugilist, fondly referred to as the Cuban Flash, is one challenger Ajagba can’t afford to take lightly.
Ajagba, 27, appears unfazed as he himself, also flaunts a frightening boxing pedigree standing at 6′ 6 with a 220 cm reach. That’s besides holding the record for frightening one of his opponents out of the ring a few seconds after the starting bell, a feat now tagged the fasted win in boxing records.
“I see and hear a lot of people say that, but I don’t care.
“A lot of people keep talking about him being a more skilful fighter. Okay, I agree. But let’s see on Saturday,” he said while responding to claims that Sanchez is a very mobile and elusive boxer.
“…I’m looking forward to Sanchez first. After that, I’ll see who’s there to fight before the world title shot.”