Efe Ajagba of Nigeria will look to make it 16 victories in 16 fights when he battles Frank Sanchez of Cuba later tonight in Nevada, with the undefeated Cuban defending his WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title.
Ajagba has a flawless professional record, having won 15 of his 15 fights by knockout.
Eddy Reynoso, a two-time trainer of the year, is counting on his devastating punch to knock out Sanchez.
Many consider the 29-year-old Cuban to be the favorite and superior boxer, while Ajagba is disregarded as a power puncher.
“I see and hear a lot of people say that, but I don’t give a damn,” Ajagba stated before the fight.
“Like I said, it’s over when I land one punch.” Frank Sanchez is a fast runner, and his strategy is to shift around and remain out of range.
“A lot of people keep mentioning how skilled a fighter he is. Okay, I agree – but we’ll see what happens on Saturday.”
Without giving too much away, Ajagba believes that a win over Sanchez and a few more fights will place him in contention for a shot at the world title in the near future.
“I’m aiming for one more battle next year, and then I’m done.”
“However, I’m more interested in Sanchez.” Following that, I’ll see who’s available to fight before the world title battle.”
“I’m quite confident that will happen, but I have to talk to my manager and promoter first,” Ajagba says of the possibility of fighting back in Nigeria one day.
“Lagos will be great,” says the narrator. It’s the greatest location for putting on a big boxing event.”