Undefeated Nigerian Heavyweight Boxer, Efe Ajagba has joined Las Vegas-based boxing promotional company Top Ranking ending his three-year deal with Shelly Finkel and Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions.
Efe Ajagba came into the limelight at the Rio Olympics in 2016 as an amateur and turned professional a year later and has remained one of the most feared and fastest rising boxers in the division.
The former footballer said he joined Top Rank in order to become a better and a well-rounded pugilist as well as to advance his career.
Welcome to #TeamTopRank, Efe Ajagba!✔️
The undefeated KO artist has inked a long-term promotional contract with Top Rank and will make his TR x ESPN debut in 2020. Stay tuned for more details. pic.twitter.com/SRUrB5Rumj
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) August 5, 2020
“I made this decision to become a better boxer and to advance my career. That’s why I signed with James Prince and Top Rank.”
“When I return to the ring soon, you will see a new Efe Ajagba. Kay Koroma and I are working on my head movement and defence, as I seek to become a more well-rounded fighter.”
Bob Arum, Top Rank’s Chairman heaped praises on Efe Ajagba as he said he has the potential to become a World Heavyweight Champion very soon.
“Efe Ajagba is one of the most gifted young heavyweights I’ve seen in quite some time.”
“He has immense physical tools and a great work ethic. I have the utmost confidence that we’re looking at a future heavyweight champion.”
Ajagba is 6ft-6inches tall and he’s undefeated in 13 professional bouts with 6 knockouts. He holds the fastest victory in the history of boxing when Curtis Harper, in 2018 walked out of the ring a second after the first round bell sounded.
His last bout was on the 7th of March, 2019 where be defeated former World Hsavyweight title challenger Razvan Cojonu in nine rounds.