Ajagba Ranks13th Heavyweight Boxer

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Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba has move up two places to 13th spot in the latest WBC heavyweight rankings for February.

In Ajagba’s first fight of 2022 against formerly unbeaten Stephan Shaw, he claimed a win by unanimous decision on January 14 at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.

Ajagba, who was ranked 15th in January, was the aggressor for almost all 10 rounds, whereas Shaw seemed reluctant to engage with the hard-hitting heavyweight contender in a main event fight.

Ajagba (17-1, 13 KOs), a 2016 Olympian, won a second straight fight since Frank Sanchez beat him. Cuba’s Sanchez (21-0, 14 KOs) dropped Ajagba in the seventh round and comfortably out-pointed him on all three scorecards in a 10-rounder that was part of the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder undercard in October 2021 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Tyson Fury remains the WBC heavyweight champion of the division, while Deontay Wilder takes pole position in the rankings and Anthony Joshua is ranked fifth behind Andy Ruiz, Frank Sanchez and Arslanbek Makhmudov.

After Joshua, Ajagba has Dillian Whyte, Martin Bakole, Zhan Kossobutskiy, Otto Wallin, Joseph Parker, Jared Anderson and Luis Ortiz ahead of him in the rankings.

 

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