The power of Efe Ajagba resurfaces in chilling fashion against Brian Howard!
Heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba (15-0, 12 KOs) steps back into the ring to face Brian Howard (15-4, 12 KOs) at Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For Ajagba, this fight represents a bit of personal redemption.
In his last bout, the 26 year-old from Ughelli, Nigeria struggled to a ten-round win against Jonathan Rice. Adjust to the teachings of new trainer, Kay Karoma, the hard-hitting heavyweight had trouble finding his groove all night long. He wasn’t sure of himself and seemed caught in between styles.
Now with adequate time of orientation with Karoma, Ajagba hopes to return to his knockout ways against Howard who is honestly a C-level heavyweight at best.
LANDING EARLY AND OFTEN
During his unanimous decision win against Rice, Ajagba wasn’t able to consistently find a home for his vaunted straight right hand. That was not the case against Howard. He was able to use the jab to find a home for that punch early and often. He used the left jab-straight right to set the tone for the first two rounds.
Then in round three, the power of the Nigerian struck with scary effects! With 1:32 to go in the round, Ajagba landed with a devastating single right hand that put Howard down in the center of the ring. There was no need for a count, as Howard’s lights were turned completely out.
One thing that can’t be denied about this hard-hitting prospect, this man can punch! He still has some things to work on from a defensive a technical standpoint. However, he has the kind of power that will carry him pretty far and make him a fan favorite for years to come.
Ranked #11 by the WBA and WBC, he mentioned in the post-fight interview he is coming for the other top contenders in the division!
By: Michael Wilson Jr.