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Photos: Efe Ajagba Lackluster in Decision Win Over Rice

The knockout didn't come as expected, but Efe Ajagba's Top Rank debut ended with his hand raised. Ajagba (14-0, 11 KOs) notched a 10-round unanimous decision over Jonnie Rice (13-6-1, 9 KOs) in the co-feature, controlling the distance with his jab as he cruised to victory by scores of 99-91 2x and 98-92. (photos by Mikey Williams)

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Featherweight: Robeisy Ramirez (5-1, 3 KOs) UD 8 Felix Caraballo (13-3-2, 9 KOs). Scores: 80-72 2x and 79-73. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ramirez pitched a near-shutout over Caraballo, a native of Puerto Rico who lost via sixth-round stoppage to former featherweight world champion Shakur Stevenson in June. Ramirez has now won five straight since a shocking split decision defeat in his professional debut.

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Junior Middleweight: Leo Ruiz (8-0, 5 KOs) UD 6 Rodrigo Solis (4-5-1, 2 KOs). Scores: 59-53 2x and 58-54. Ruiz laid a beating on Solis, a native of Cancun, Mexico, who accepted the fight on four days' notice. Solis, however, lasted the distance against top prospect Ruiz, who has sparred the likes of unified junior welterweight world champion Jose Ramirez and top welterweight contender Vergil Ortiz.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Califire209 on 10-03-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20790982]That’s a lie as usual. Rice was in his best shape . No way would Ajagba struggle with a 6”1 210 pound guy way past it with no knockout power like Wilder did . Wilder would destroy rice because he…

Comment by REDEEMER on 10-02-2020

[QUOTE=Califire209;20790974]Actually no rice was coming off of the couch and ajagba is telegraphed Wilder is lightning-fast with his power and would destroy rice. Efe ajagba will never be a champion and he would get ko'd by Dubois Joyce Joshua Fury…

Comment by Califire209 on 10-02-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20771104]Wilder almost lost his 13th fight and struggled plenty with guys inside the top 50 . Let’s keep it real Wilder was not fighting anyone like Rice at this stage . Efe does many things better then Wilder and has…

Comment by Toffee on 09-21-2020

Ajagba looks scary but I don't think I've ever seen anything to suggest he's a top level fighter, or even a potential top level fighter. I reckon people just want an African guy to get to the top.

Comment by REDEEMER on 09-21-2020

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;20771090]Ajagba - Wallin makes full sense now. Wallin is a fringe contender level guy that wants to prove he is actually good. Ajagba wants big fights, but he must beat somebody like Wallin next. This fight can be made because…

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