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Efe Ajagba: I Want To Be The Best Heavyweight in The World

Carson, California - In the opening bout on FOX and FOX Deportes, rising heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba (9-0, 8 KOs) remained unbeaten and earned the best win of his young pro career by stopping veteran Amir Mansour (23-4-1, 16 KOs) after two rounds.
 
Ajagba was dominant from the outset, knocking Mansour down twice in the first round. He first landed a clean straight right to Mansour that caused him to tumble to the ground. He got to his feet but was then put onto the ground by a straight left from Ajagba.
 
"I've never fought a southpaw in the pros before," said Ajagba. "Ronnie Shields has taught me a lot and given me the plan on how to fight a southpaw and how to use my right hand against them."

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Mansour made it to the second round but continued to take a beating as Ajagba landed flush to the head consistently. After the round, referee Thomas Taylor took a long look at Mansour in his corner decided to call the fight after two rounds.
 
"I want to be the best heavyweight in the world," said Ajagba. "That's my dream. I'm going to go home and work hard and prepare for the next fight."

PBC Prelims on FS1 preceded the main card and featured former world champion Juan Carlos Payano (21-2, 9 KOs) defeating previously unbeaten Damien Vazquez (14-1, 7 KOs) by unanimous decision after eight-rounds of bantamweight action with scores of 80-71 twice and 79-73. Additional action on FS1 saw rising welterweight prospect and 2016 Lithuanian Olympian Eimantas Stanionis (8-0, 5 KOs) score a unanimous decision victory over a game Samuel Figueroa (11-2, 4 KOs) by scores of 80-72 three times across eight rounds of action.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 03-11-2019

[QUOTE=kafkod;19574800]If Efe is 30 - 0 and still fighting cans and Filip is going after a world title at 15 - 0 that would be very ironic![/QUOTE]It's ironic already! I'm not sure which approach is better? The Mike Tyson "Bum…

Comment by kafkod on 03-11-2019

[QUOTE=BWC;19574852] is the new EuroCrush on NSB. I don't know will shake out as the best of the new crop of HW, but Efe is definitely a player..[/QUOTE] Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman, 21 and 22 years old, will also…

Comment by Eddy Current on 03-11-2019

[QUOTE=Wurider;19572926]Hard to judge him. he fought a bum last night.[/QUOTE] Not a bum, but a 46 year old who used to be a solid heavyweight. That's BS to call him a bum just because he's old and faded.

Comment by Zonkmeister on 03-11-2019

I like Ajagba, looks like a legit threat. Szpilka would be a great fight for him to get a respectable name on his KO list, but not really that big of a learning experience I think (3-4 rds tops and…

Comment by Adamsc151 on 03-11-2019

He's still got some seasoning to do with constant stepping up of class of opponent, but you can't knock Ajagba's progression so far - especially for someone without an extensive amateur background. Boxrec have him at 26 already, soon they…

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