NIGERIAN heavyweight boxer, Efe Ajagba, is disappointed with his defeat to Cuban, Frank Sanchez, but promised to bounce back stronger.
Ajagba was a shadow of himself on Sunday when he face off against Sanchez in their ‘fight of the unbeaten.’
The Cuban was a class above Ajagba, sealing a unanimous decision victory with scores of 98-91, 98-91 and 97-92 on the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 bill.
The loss was the first in 16 professional fights for Ajagba, while Sanchez improved his record to 20-0 and edged closer to a world heavyweight title fight after retaining his WBC Continental Americas and WBO-NABO heavyweight titles.
The “Cuban Flash” floored Ajagba with a hard right in the seventh round. But the Nigerian is eyeing a rematch after the loss.
“Hey fans, I know you guys are disappointed, I am disappointed as well. I got a few things to take care of and I’ll definitely be back for a rematch,” Ajagba wrote on Instagram.
However, Nigeria Boxing Federation head coach, Anthony Konyegwachie, believes Ajagba will likely lose the rematch.
“Sanchez was more exposed and experienced while Ajagba was a little bit heavy and slow. His attack was slow probably because of Sanchez’s movement,” Konyegwachie told The PUNCH.
“He can challenge him (Sanchez) again but I don’t see Ajagba beating him (Sanchez) in the rematch but in heavyweight fights, anything can happen. A punch can change the entire outcome of a fight.”
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