Raphael Akpejiori: Bags Another Brutal Knockout


Declares Intent to Challenge Tyson Fury


It was another decisive knockout for Raphael Akpejiori on Saturday night in Miami, United States, his 13 straight victory from as many outings, all of which ended in knee-crumbling knockouts inside two rounds.


Akpejiori’s newest victim, Santander Silgado, just couldn’t make it beyond the opening round in Miami as the unbeaten Nigerian boxing heavyweight hopeful pummeled him to submission within three minutes of the first round.


Victory secured, Akpejiori now has his eyes set on a clash, possibly, with world heavyweight champion, Britain’s Tyson Fury by 2022.

He is the man at the top and my goal is to go to the top.

He’s been doing this for a long time. I’ve been doing this for a good part of five years.

I’m learning a lot over the course of time. I believe that when I get there, when I get to fighting him, I will beat him,” Akpejiori said.

Trained by renowned former world champion, Glen Johnson, the Miami-based Nigerian boxer who began his sporting career as an American soccer player before taking up basketball, would welcome the opportunity to test his knockdown prowess, which he hopes to preen up to perfection, against Fury’s famed punch resistance.

“If I ever knocked Tyson Fury down, I will keep boxing like it’s the start of the round.

“It would be very stupid for me to go in there and start gassing myself with power punches, knowing the man in front of me is a Terminator.

I’ll work for another knockdown and hopefully I’ll get three or four knockdowns in a row. I have to stop him on his back or even on his feet, then I can raise my hand in victory.

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