*Eyes WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
US-based Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Efe Ajagba, says his punches are harder than WBC champion, Tyson Fury, who will be defending his title against American Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Undefeated Ajagba said, “Tyson Fury – the Gypsy King, can hit but doesn’t come close to my power. I punch harder than Tyson Fury”.
In April this year, Ajagba defeated his opponent, Brian Howard, by a knock out to earn him an invitation to Fury’s training camp as a sparring partner.
The Nigerian said Fury’s trainers believe he has the same power as Wilder, making him a fitting sparring partner.
“It was an explosive knockout, so they brought me in because they believed I had the same knockout power like Wilder”. “The punches that he threw (during sparring), I could take them. (But) he’s been in the game for years before he became world champion. He’s fought the top guys”.
“I can tell you that I’ve learned a lot from the champion; he’s very awkward, he’s a big guy, he has a long reach. I have a long reach too and I’m a heavy puncher but he has a lot of experience so I learned so much from him in camp”.
Ajagba, 27, who will be fighting on the undercards of the Fury-Wilder clash will face the undefeated Frank Sanchez at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada, USA, taking a shot at WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title.