Record: 7-0-0 (6 KOs)
Birthday: April 22, 1994
Hometown: Ughelli, Nigeria
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Efe Ajagba vs. Nick Jones
Citizens Business Bank Arena
The 23-year-old Ajagba is set to turn pro after beating the odds and making the 2016 Rio Olympics to represent his native Nigeria. Although he lost in the quarterfinals, Ajagba made a splash by delivering a highlight reel knockout in his opening bout against Trinidad and Tobago. The fighter known as “King Kong” also won an African games gold medal during his impressive amateur career.
The 6-foot-3 Ajagba, 23, who began boxing in 2011, was the 2016 Nigerian super heavyweight Olympic representative. In going 41-2 with 30 knockouts as an amateur, he won a gold medal at the 2015 African Games and a bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
In Ajagba’s knocked out San Antonio’s Tyrell Herndon (6-1, 2 KOs) during his pro debut at Rabobank Arena.