Efe Ajagba has revealed that it feels really good to be champion once again after knocking out Brian Howard, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
The 2016 Nigerian Olympian and rising heavyweight contender made a statement in an emphatic 3rd round knockout of Howard.
A right hand put Howard down and out at Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday night.
Ajagba was fighting for the second time since signing with Top Rank. And that is after switching trainer from Ronnie Shields to Kay Koroma in the greater Houston area.
There was nothing unsatisfactory about Ajagba’s latest performance.
Action was steady through two rounds before Ajagba punched for the highlight reel in round three.
A right hand caught Howard clean on the chin, sending him sprawling to the canvas in forcing an immediate stoppage.
Medical attention came forth as Howard (15-5, 11KOs) went down for several minutes before making it to his feet and out of the ring under his own power.
“It feels really good,” Ajagba told ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna. “I listened to the corner, they told me to start to the body and then go to the head.
“When I started with the jab to the body, it caused him to drop his hands. Then came the right hand.”