Heavyweight Efe Ajagba appeared to point out progress Saturday evening and did simply that stopping Brian Howard with a booming punch to kick off the ESPN Prime Rank broadcast coming from the Osage On line casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The time of the stoppage was 1:23 of the third spherical wherein the undefeated Ajagba (15-0, 12 Kos) appeared to enhance off his final outing, which was a uninteresting outing in opposition to Johnathan Rice. That Rice outing was shortly erased, as Ajagba erased Howard (15-5,11 KOs) in Ajagba’s second bout below the Prime Rank banner.
Within the third spherical of this combat, Ajagba hit Howard with a proper that echoed all through the on line casino, and that was the top of the combat. Howard as soon as hit fell awkwardly, and the combat was waived over. Docs instantly checked Howard, who ultimately sat up after which acquired up after about two minutes.
That knockout on high of the loss Howard needed to Frank Sanchez final December was a back-to-back dangerous outing for him as he appears to be like to return to the drafting board.
“I felt good. I attempted to select the punches, use the jab. This man could be very slick typically,” Ajagba stated after the combat .”I attempted to do the job. He was shaky, so after I went again to the nook after the primary spherical, my coach advised me to take my time, begin with the physique, depart the pinnacle.”
“I skilled for this combat, took my time, began with my boxing basis, and got here again sturdy. This camp was the perfect one for me, the perfect camp ever in my boxing profession.”
This was a powerful knockout by Ajagba, and we’ll see what the 2016 Nigerian Olympian does in his subsequent outing as I’m positive they’ll look to proceed climbing the ranks below coach Kay Koroma.
“It’s my time to shine, so I’m coming for the heavyweights,” Ajagba stated.