Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
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 14 years, at 28 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 arguably the less experienced 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 7 more professional rounds, 73 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 had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Jozsef Darmos on 27th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Frank Sanchez on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had beat Brian Howard on 10th April 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.
Before that, he had won against Jonathan Rice on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had beat Razvan Cojanu on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Ajagba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 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.
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What were the odds on Ajagba vs Howard?
Efe Ajagba was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Brian Howard made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.