Efe Ajagba Signs with J Prince, Is Promotional Move Next?
By way of his Instagram account, the ferocious punching heavyweight Efe Ajagba (13-0, 11 KO’s) has announced that he has just signed with boxing manager J Prince. The music mogul turned boxing personality has worked with a number of former world champions such as Kermit Cintron, Chad Dawson and Andre Ward.
Currently, J Prince is working with WBO world featherweight champion “Fearless” Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 8 KO’s) and now Ajagba has joined the ranks. It will be informative to see what his next move and foe will be.
SO FAR SO GOOD
It’s actually quite remarkable that the 6’6 athlete has made it this far in the sport of boxing. That is because Ajagab’s first love, and what he came up playing, was soccer. Then one fateful day in 2014, when a random altercation lead to an unforeseen fist fight followed by a swift knockout, he was persuaded to look further into boxing.
From that moment moving forward, the concussive punching Nigerian has exclusively pursued his boxing career. And while doing so, he’s made quite the stir in the process. In 2015, Ajagba qualified for and went to the Olympics. Yet, he wound up signing with a promoter and launching his professional career almost straight-away.
Since turning pro, he has managed to remain undefeated. He has flattened all but two of his in-ring foes and garnered a good amount of national attention. This is largely due to his most notorious bout against Curtis Harper. The faint of heart individual walked out of the ring before the bout even started. Although it should be mentioned, Ajagba has already had to dig deep in this early segment of his career. He would find himself on the canvas when in against Iago Kiladze (26-5-1, 18 KO’s).
IS A PROMOTIONAL MOVE NEXT?
By signing with the Rap-A-Lot Records founder, the Nigerian heavy-hitter has raised a couple eye brows. At the present time, Ajagba is housed within the PBC stable. However, the fighters that J Prince has primarily been dealing with, like the previously mentioned Shakur Stevenson, are pushed by Top Rank. This begs the question: Will Efe Ajagba be jumping ship soon? Only time will tell.
However, if he did jump to Top Rank, he would instantly be among the bigger fish in a smaller pond. Obviously, the most notorious heavyweight in the Top Rank stable is WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s). Outside of Fury though, you’d be hard pressed to find a Top Rank heavyweight that a casual fan could tell you much about.
Therefore, if Ajagba did leave for Top Rank, and worked his hand properly, he could potentially put himself in a position to be one of their premier fighters in short period of time. In the end, only time will tell, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next!
By: Bakari Simpson