A battle of unbeaten heavyweights has been finalized for July 24th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Efe Ajagba and Frank Sanchez are set to collide in the co-featured position on the pay-per-view undercard to the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy fight.
The two boxers were at one point stablemates under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.
Ajagba would eventually jump over to the stable of Top Rank.
The dangerous puncher was in action back in April, when he knocked out Brian Howard with a single right hand in the third round in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“I am honored to be fighting on the Fury-Wilder III pay-per-view as the co-main event,” said Ajagba.
“I have been patiently waiting for this opportunity to showcase my skills. My fans — and critics — can expect to see more jabs, head movement, footwork and power in both hands against Frank Sánchez. July 24 is going to be a special night for ‘The One and Only’ Efe Ajagba.”
Sanchez (18-0, 13 KOs), who is trained by superstar coach Eddy Reynoso, makes a quick return after fighting last month as part of the Canelo Alvarez-Billy Joe Saunders undercard. He won a technical decision over Nagy Aguilera.
Sanchez has been frustrated with his inability to secure a top level opponent and aims to make a big statement when he steps in the ring with a big puncher like Ajagba.
“I am excited to make my case as the top heavyweight title contender on the best pay-per-view card of the year,” said Sanchez.
“I look forward to fighting Efe Ajagba and coming out victorious. Boxing fans want to see the best fight the best. People say Efe Ajagba is avoided, and that's exactly why I chose to fight him. Fans can expect a great fight between two undefeated heavyweights July 24.”