Apr 10 2021
Saturday

Osage Casino, Oklahoma, United States

10 rounds contest
@ Heavyweight
Brian Howard
Howard
United States flag
14-0-0
KO 3
KO 3
15-4-0

The tape

27
Age
40
6' 5" / 196 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
88.2" / 224 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDTKOKOUDTKO
Form
KOKOUDKOKO
14
Wins
15
11
By KO
12
79
KO%
80
0
Loses
4
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2010

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

-
The Ring
-
11
WBA
-
11
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Efe Ajagba vs Brian Howard report

Who won Ajagba vs Howard?

Efe Ajagba beat Brian Howard by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 10th April 2021 at Osage Casino in Oklahoma.

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 Joe Smith Jr beating Maksim Vlasov for the WBO World Light heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Jared Anderson beat Jeremiah Karpency.

Ajagba vs Howard stats

Efe Ajagba stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Brian Howard made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Howard had a slight advantage in power over Ajagba, with a 80% knock out percentage over Ajagba's 79%.

Efe Ajagba was the younger man by 13 years, at 27 years old.

Ajagba had a height advantage of 3 inches over Howard.

Both Efe Ajagba & Brian Howard fought out of an orthodox stance.

Ajagba was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 year and 2 months later than Howard, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 13 less professional rounds, 53 to Howard's 66.

Efe Ajagba went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA and 11 by the WBC at heavyweight.

Ajagba vs Howard form

Ajagba remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Jonathan Rice on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Razvan Cojanu on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, New York.

Going into that contest, he had won against Iago Kiladze on 21st December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Toyota Arena, California.

Before that, he had beat Ali Eren Demirezen on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Michael Wallisch on 27th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Activity check

Ajagba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

What time did Ajagba vs Howard start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Osage Casino, Oklahoma, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Ajagba vs Howard?

Ajagba vs Howard was broadcast on ESPN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Premier Sports.

What were the odds on Ajagba vs Howard?

Efe Ajagba was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Brian Howard made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.

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