Frank Sanchez dominated and knockdown Efe Ajagba within the seventh spherical earlier than he choice him within the tenth spherical because the combat lasted the scheduled 10 rounds.

The Judges’ information had been 98-91, 98-91 and 97-92 in favor of the 29-year fighter from Cuba, thus protecting his undefeated document intact and retaining his North American Intercontinental title.

Ajagba left the ring disillusioned together with his first skilled profession loss, leaving a dent on his spectacular boxing document of 15-0-0 earlier than the combat and an enormous setback for his world title ambition.

What went unsuitable?

The power-punching boxer was discovered and demystified as he couldn’t land his customary killer punch.

He was misplaced in between the combat, as his sport plan didn’t work, he has to observe the tempo as dictated by his opponent.

The combat uncovered a lot weak point in his combat that he should work on if he desires to attain his huge dream of profitable a world title within the heavyweight rank.

It has been proven manifestly that ready to land a knockout punch could not work on a regular basis, he wants so as to add different tips to his boxing toolbox. Having solely good punching energy may not be sufficient to win within the heavyweight class.

The Nigerian must get again to the drafting board and work extra on his pace, Jab and response time.

Ajagba failed to deal with Sanchez’s pace all through the bout, his response time was late as Sanchez scored many factors exploring his gradual pace and response time.

The 27-year-old must throw extra jabs, to maintain his opponent at bay, put on them down and await the precise time to make use of his potent proper hand.

He should additionally work on his head motion, as this can assist him loads when he’s on the protection.

What’s Next?

Efe shouldn’t be in a rush to name for a rematch, he ought to see the loss as part of the training curve for him to attain his set out targets.

He must digest the teachings, appropriate his errors, enhance on his weaknesses and take his power to a different stage earlier than returning to the ring as he can not afford a again to again defeat.

If he can get all of those finished, positively he’ll turn out to be a greater boxer.

Ajagba ought to maintain working his manner up the ladder, by getting some confidence-building fights below his belt till he’s absolutely able to problem any of the highest rank boxers.

And soonest, his dream of changing into a world heavyweight will come true as a result of he has what it takes.

Olusola Adebayo is a highly-skilled, enthusiastic, self-motivated author with over 10 profitable years of expertise.

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