Born in Ughelli, Delta State, in the South Southern part of Nigeria, Efe Ajagba is in line for a major heavyweight battle.
After his ruling success over American fighter Deontay Wilder, ruling WBC champions Tyson Fury is preparing for his United Kingdom homecoming battle on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
Fury dominated Wilder before he took out the tough-talking American in the seventh round of their second battle in February 2020.
His next battle will be held in the United Kingdom with the date affirmed to be December 5.
The opponent, however, is not known at this point and Nigerian heavyweight fighter Efe Ajagba is one of the contenders in line to face Fury.
Ajagba’s reputation is taking off in the heavyweight division and has the record of having the quickest success in boxing history.
There was anyway no punch tossed in that success as his adversary Curtis Harper leaped out of the ring the second the principal chime rang, over a compensation debate in August 2018.
He has gone ahead to establish himself in the heavyweight division with eight more wins and five knockouts. He is unbeaten in 13 and the only opponent to go the distance was Ali Eren Demirezen in July 2017.
There was however no punch thrown in that win as his opponent Curtis Harper jumped out of the ring the moment the first bell rang, over a pay dispute in August 2018.
Born in Ughelli, Delta State, Ajagba is the youngest child of a boxer who at first discouraged him from following a similar path.
He however did and started boxing on the streets.
From the streets, he rose in the game to the Olympics and was Nigeria’s only boxing delegate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Even though he didn’t win a medal, the boxer was scouted following the Games and taken to Houston, Texas in the United States of America where he has been based.
He worked with Ronnie Shields, who had trained with Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield and it was obvious he had picked up something from the trainer with the way he fell opponents with victory in seven of his first eight fights coming in a single round.
Presently being promoted by Top Rank possessed by American advertiser Bob Arum who likewise promotes Fury, the 26-year-old is in his next phase of improvement.
Is it safe to say that he is prepared at this point for a rival like Fury? No one but time can tell.