LAS VEGAS, NV - One of the more intriguing bouts on the Tyson Fury-Deontay WIlder III pay-per-view undercard is a battle of heavyweight prospects who are looking to make the move up to contender status. Frank Sanchez (18-0) will face Efe Ajagba (15-0) in the co-feature bout on the ESPN+/Fox Sports PPV that is scheduled for 10 rounds.
The 27- year-old Ajagba is known for his powerful right hand but Sanchez isn't very impressed by his opponent. He believes that is Ajagba's only weapon and that his attributes will nullify the Nigerian's plan of attack.
"I have good footwork and good movement. I am very fast and explosive and those are things that are going to frustrate him and help me knock him out," said Sanchez.
"I am not underestimating his boxing skills. I am just telling the truth. I don't see any skills in his style. I just see that he has power and power alone won't win the fight."
Cuba's Sanchez believes that a victory on Saturday will get him very close to a shot at a title. Ajagba would be by far the biggest name on Sanchez's resume.
"Yes, this fight is very important. I believe that this fight will put me in a great position to get bigger fights and get to a fight for a world title," Sanchez told BoxingScene.com.
As for the main event, Sanchez couldn't pick a winner. Even though Fury leads the series 1-0-1 he believes that both men are capable of leaving the ring with their hand raised.
"I think it is a great fight. I see it as 50-50 because anything can happen in the ring," Sanchez explained.
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