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Who won Ajagba vs Demirezen?
Efe Ajagba beat Ali Eren Demirezen by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 20th July 2019 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 99-91, 99-91, 97-93 in favor of winner Efe Ajagba.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao beating Keith Thurman for the WBA Super World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Caleb Plant defeated Mike Lee for the IBF World Super Middleweight belt, Luis Nery was victorious over Juan Carlos Payano, Yordenis Ugas beat Omar Figueroa Jr and Sergey Lipinets defeated Jayar Inson.
Ajagba vs Demirezen stats
Back in July 2019, Efe Ajagba stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ali Eren Demirezen made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Demirezen had a slight advantage in power over Ajagba, with a 91% knock out percentage over Ajagba's 90%.
Efe Ajagba was the younger man by 4 years, at 25 years old.
Ajagba had a height advantage of 2 inches over Demirezen.
Both Efe Ajagba & Ali Eren Demirezen fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ajagba was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 9 months later than Demirezen, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 83 to Demirezen's 86.
Ali Eren Demirezen was ranked number 12 by the WBO in the 201lb division.
Ajagba vs Demirezen form
Ajagba had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Michael Wallisch on 27th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Amir Mansour on 9th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Santino Turnbow on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had won against Nick Jones on 30th September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Citizens Business Bank Arena, California.
He had beat Curtis Harper on 24th August 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
Ajagba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ajagba vs Demirezen start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ajagba vs Demirezen?
Efe Ajagba was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Ali Eren Demirezen made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.