Boxing: Nigeria’s Ajagba holds firm, defeats American opponent Rice

Ajagba heaps punches on Rice

Efe Ajagba has finally defeated Jonathan Rice in Las Vegas.

The Nigerian heavyweight extended his unbeaten record to 14 wins with a wide unanimous decision over Rice, but Ajagba suffered a hand injury which prevented him from producing an expected knockout.

Ajagba previously stopped 11 of his opponents with explosive power, although on this occasion he opted to control Rice for 10 rounds with his stiff jab, earning verdicts of 99-91, 99-91 and 98-92 from the judges.

The 26-year-old had recently welcomed a clash with Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO world titles.

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