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Efe Ajagba vs Iago Kiladze report
Who won Ajagba vs Kiladze?
Efe Ajagba beat Iago Kiladze by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 21st December 2019 at Toyota Arena in California.
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 Tony Harrison losing to Jermell Charlo for the WBC World Super Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Jhack Tepora was overcome by Oscar Escandon and Hugo Centeno Jr was victorious over Juan Macias Montiel.
Ajagba vs Kiladze stats
Efe Ajagba stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Iago Kiladze made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ajagba had advantage in power over Kiladze, with a 82% knock out percentage over Kiladze's 69%.
Efe Ajagba was the younger man by 8 years, at 29 years old.
Ajagba had a height advantage of 1 inch over Kiladze.
Both Efe Ajagba & Iago Kiladze fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ajagba was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 9 year and 11 months later than Kiladze, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 70 less professional rounds, 75 to Kiladze's 145.
Ajagba vs Kiladze 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 defeated 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 defeated Brian Howard on 10th April 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.
Before that, he had beat Jonathan Rice on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had won against 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 3 years, 3 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Kiladze's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.5 rounds on average.
What time did Ajagba vs Kiladze start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Toyota Arena, California, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Ajagba vs Kiladze?
Ajagba vs Kiladze was broadcast on FOX in the US.
What were the odds on Ajagba vs Kiladze?
Efe Ajagba was a 1/50 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Iago Kiladze made his way into the ring at 12/1 (+1200) with oddsmakers.
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