September 28, (THEWILL) – Efe Ajagba, Nigeria’s most promising heavyweight boxer, is putting the finishing touches on his highly awaited fight with Cuban opponent Frank Sanchez on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Their bout is scheduled as part of the all-heavyweight undercard of Fury vs. Wilder III.
As THEWILL reported in June, in the undercard fight to the Fury versus Wilder III battle, Ajagba and Sanchez were supposed to trade blows to further their world title ambitions in that July 24 bout, with each boxer putting their undefeated status at the risk of being lost.
But, when COVID-19 struck the training camp of Fury, the July fight was called of and the main fight, the trilogy between the Brit and American, was pushed to the new date of October 9.
Ajagba recognises that Sanchez is a very skilled fighter, and has been working closely with trainer Kay Koroma and his crew in preparation for their heavyweight bout. Following the postponement of the event, Ajagba resumed training camp near his Houston home last month and has since shifted camp to Las Vegas to finish his last preparation.
The fight postponement was difficult for Ajagba, as it was for many of the other boxers on the card, but a special delivery brightened the early days of the delay. In early August, Ajagba and his fiancée Tiya had their first daughter, Tahari.
While he has remained focused on his protestations, when he is not training, the Nigerian pugilist has found time to spend with first child, his son, Tiyon, and admitted that one of his favorite pastimes was playing with the boy to keep him mind on the things that matter.
So far, he has also found balance spending quality time with his baby girl since her arrival into the Ajagba family.
Ajagba, who is known for his massive hitting power, had a knockout of the year contender in his April fight with Brian Howard, savagely terminating the fight in the third round with his hallmark right hand.
The Ughelli native resides in Houston, and his 6’6″ height affords him a boxing reach of 85 inches with his Orthodox Professional boxing style. He is managed by James Prince and Kay Koromais his trainer. He has managed 15 fights undefeated, with 12 ending in knockouts.