Monday, May 16

Nigeria’s Heavyweight King, Efe Ajagba, Faces Frank Sanchez Tonight

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*Eyes WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title

Frankie Omokhua

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.

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