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Shields: Efe Ajagba About a Year Away From Being a Contender

Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas - In the opening bout of the Showtime telecast, fast-rising heavyweight Efe Ajagba added another knockout to his resume with a second-round TKO of previously once-beaten Michael Wallisch.
 
Ajagba (10-0, 9 KOs) was aggressive from the outset, throwing nearly 100 punches in the opening round.  Utilizing a steady diet of 1-2 combos, Ajagba landed at will in the second against Wallisch, who fought behind a high guard but couldn’t prevent the Nigerian’s power shots from landing. 

After eating a series of combos in the second, Wallisch (19-2, 12 KOs) took a knee and was given time to recover after Ajagba appeared to throw and land a punch with his opponent on his knee. 

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Wallisch got back up but was defenseless against Ajagba’s onslaught, forcing referee Tony Weeks to step in to stop the contest at 1:40.
 
“I took my time in there, I used my jab a lot and it worked,” said Agjaba, who landed 43 percent of his power shots.  “When I shot my right hand and he took it, I decided to keep unloading.  I kept throwing combinations and I knew I was hurting him so I kept doing it.
 
“I’m happy to be training with Ronnie (Shields). He is one of the best trainers in the world. He helped me with my jab and he’s helping me develop as a fighter.”
 
Said trainer Ronnie Shields: “I think we still have a lot to learn.  You saw he’s a busy guy and for a big guy to throw 93 punches in the first round, it’s a lot.  He may be about a year away to becoming a contender.  He will get there.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Baba K on 04-29-2019

He should try Hammer next...or a slick boxer

Comment by Oshio on 04-29-2019

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;19701487]Him and Dubois would be interesting[/QUOTE] Truly. But Efe Ajagba has not gone to war yet. He still needs to work on his movements and defense. Again, we don't know the strength of his chin yet whether he can take…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 04-29-2019

Him and Dubois would be interesting

Comment by Toffee on 04-29-2019

[QUOTE=Frankie2Jabs;19701391] Can’t sell Ajagba[/QUOTE] I think the stoney faced, scary guy plays pretty well. He's got a long way to go. Obviously a specimen - good power, huge reach the same as Fury's. You would think he would move a…

Comment by Oldskoolg on 04-29-2019

He’s going to have to learn to be more evasive. I’d like to see his lateral movement improve

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