Ajagba v Shaw Undercard: Rice Upsets Vianello & Nova Makes His Comeback!

Efe Ajagba v Stephen Shaw: Undercard Bouts

Abraham Nova, Jonathan Rice, and Bruce Carrington win bouts on Ajagba v Shaw undercard
Abraham Nova, Jonathan Rice, and Bruce Carrington win bouts on Ajagba v Shaw undercard

Jonathan Rice Upsets Vianello And Nova Bounces Back on Ajagba v Shaw Undercard

In a heavyweight showdown, prospect Guido Vianello (10-1-1, 9KO) suffered his first career defeat against Jonathan Rice (16-6-1, 11KO). This fight did not have a lot of action. This is typical when you have two guys that have sparred against each other. Vianello failed at establishing distance with the jab, as Rice delivered a punch that cut Vianello’s right eye in the sixth round.

The bleeding got so bad that the ringside doctor called for the stoppage, as the referee ruled it an accidental headbutt. However, members of the commission committee quickly ushered him to view the replay, and it was reversed to a stoppage, giving Rice the upset win. It was good to see justice prevail as Rice was about to get robbed of the victory.


In an all-out war, junior lightweights Abraham Nova (22-1, 15KO) and Adam Lopez (16-4, 6KO) possibly stole the show. It was a battle of wills as both fighters came out throwing bombs while fighting in a phonebooth. Nova’s power became the difference maker as he scored two knockdowns. Furthermore, he had to dig deep to overcome the pressure of Lopez down the stretch as the final bell sounded, bringing the fans to their feet.

The judge’s scorecard was 98-90, 98-90, and 97-91 in favor of Nova. 3Kings Boxing saw it 96-92 for Nova. He was able to successfully bounce back from suffering the first defeat of his career against Robeisy Ramirez in June 2022.


Featherweight prospect Bruce “Shu Shu” Carrington (6-0, 3KO) was tested in a six-round contest against veteran Juan Antonio Lopez (17-13-1, 7KO). Shu Shu got off to a slow start as the fight was fought on the inside early with Lopez in his chest. However, he started boxing beautifully off the backfoot and working behind the jab. His superior footwork, reflexes, and hand speed were the story of the fight. All three judges saw it 60-54 for the talented Carrington. 3Kings Boxing agrees with the judges. This type of fight is a good learning tool for Carrington. He was forced to pull out some of those tools in the toolbox against the tough veteran.

By: Bo Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."