April 1, 2023



Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba subdues unbeaten opponent in heavyweight conflict

Efe Ajagba ended Stephan Shaw’s unbeaten document after securing victory by way of unanimous choice in a decent heavyweight contest in New York.

Ajagba (17-1, 13 KOs) re-established himself as a contender to look at after a strong show throughout a largely uneventful encounter at Turning Stone Resort On line casino, with all three judges scoring the 10-round conflict 96-94 in favour of the Nigerian.

The 28-year-old was trailing on all three playing cards towards Shaw (18-1, 13 KOs), though landed much more punches and jabs than the American during the last 4 rounds to win his second straight bout since coming back from surgical procedures on each elbows.

“I went again to the nook and so they advised me to let my fingers go, hold throwing punches, my jab. I managed the combat, in order that’s how I received the combat,” Ajagba mentioned.

“He tried to land the large photographs. I watched him to see what he was going to do. He saved throwing the jab, utilizing the jab extra.”

Defeat is a big setback for ‘Massive Shot’ Shaw, who took the combat at quick discover after Colombian contender Oscar Rivas suffered an harm in coaching and had the bold goal of changing into America’s subsequent heavyweight boxing champion.

Shaw was resulting from initially be on the undercard and face Italian prospect Guido Vianello, who suffered a shock defeat earlier within the night when he was stopped within the seventh spherical by Jonnie Rice (16-6-1, 11 KOs).

Vianello was minimize over the left eye by a proper hand within the sixth spherical, though the referee initially dominated it was brought on by an unintended headbutt, with the ruling then reversed after a convention with the native fee.

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“I did it once more… one other undefeated fighter,” Rice mentioned. “I’m not right here to name anybody out proper now. I’m going to take pleasure in this victory after which see what’s subsequent.”

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