Who is Efe Ajagba?
Efe Ajagba is a professional Nigerian boxer who holds the record for the fastest victory in boxing history after his opponent was disqualified for leaving the ring one second after the opening bell. He won a gold medal as an amateur at the 2015 African Games and a bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
How Old Is Efe Ajagba?
He is 28 years old as of January 2023, having been born on April 22, 1994, in Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria. Ajagba shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Machine Gun Kelly, Violet McGraw, Amber Heard, Tammy Hembrow, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and many more.
Efe Ajagba Family
Who are Efe Ajagba Parents?
There is no news on the internet regarding his parents’ names and whereabouts. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Does Efe Ajagba have Siblings?
News on the internet shows that he has three siblings. An elder brother and two younger sisters by the name of Loveth and Joy.
Efe Ajagba Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.
Efe Ajagba Marital Status
News on the internet shows that he is dating Tiya Renee.
Efe Ajagba Kids
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has kids or not. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Efe Ajagba Career
An Amateur Career
In 2011, he took up the sport after previously playing football for a club in Ughelli since 2005. And he was coached by Anthony Konyegwachie. He was thus selected to compete for the Nigerian team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow. He defeated Junior Fa of Tonga in the round of 16 competing in the super heavyweight division and Paul Schafer of South Africa in the quarterfinals. He then advanced to the semifinals where he was defeated by Joseph Goodall of Australia.
This meant that Ajagba won a bronze medal. At the 2015 African Games held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Ajagba was selected as the Nigerian entrant in the men’s super heavyweight event. He went on and won the gold medal as he beat Keddy Angnes of Seychelles by a score of 3-0 in the final. He then won the gold medal in 2016 in the super heavyweight event at the African Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Yaounde, Cameroon. By doing so, he qualified to represent Nigeria at the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In the first round, he beat Ugandan Michael Sekamembe on points and went on to defeat Tunisian boxer Aymen Trabelsi in the semifinals to secure his qualification, then in the final, he beat Mohamed Arjaoui of Morocco. Ajagba was the only Nigerian boxer of the ten who competed to qualify for Rio through the tournament, leading to claims from Nigeria’s coach Konyegwachie that judges had been bribed.
A Professional Career
On August 24, 2018, he scored the fastest victory in boxing history in a match against Curtis Harper, winning in one second via disqualification after Harper walked out of the ring in protest over a pay dispute. This was after compiling a perfect record of 5-0. After improving to 12-0, he went on and fought Razvan Cojanu on March 7, 2020. In a one-sided fight, he dismantled his opponent round by round and managed to score knockdowns in both the eighth and ninth rounds. In the ninth round, Cojanu took a knee with 2:25 left in the round, and thus the referee decided to stop the fight.
In his next fight, he made his Top Rank debut and on September 19, 2020, fought Jonathan Rice. However, the fight ended up being less entertaining than expected, especially because Ajagba was not throwing a lot of punches. Still, he did however do enough to hurt Rice and earned a unanimous decision victory. On April 10, 2021, he secured another victory in his 15th fight, knocking out Brian Howard in the third round. Next, he faced off against undefeated Frank Sanchez on the undercard of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III on October 9, 2021. However, he was knocked down en route to a unanimous decision defeat, with scores of 98-91, 98-91, and 97-92 for Sanchez.
Efe Ajagba Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 6 inches (1.98m) and a weight of 110kg (242 lbs).
Efe Ajagba Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not mentioned on the internet but has an estimated net worth of between $3 and $5 million.