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Efe Ajagba vs Oscar Rivas preview
When is Ajagba vs Rivas?
Efe Ajagba could fight Oscar Rivas in Summer 2023 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona.
The fight would be scheduled for 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Ajagba vs Rivas stats
Efe Ajagba would step into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Oscar Rivas would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Ajagba would have a slight advantage in power over Rivas, with a 76% knock out percentage over Rivas' 68%.
Efe Ajagba is the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.
Ajagba has a height advantage of 5 inches over Rivas. This also extends to a 12-inch reach advantage.
Both Efe Ajagba & Oscar Rivas fight out of an orthodox stance.
Ajagba is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 year and 11 months later than Rivas, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 59 less professional rounds, 75 to Rivas' 134.
Efe Ajagba goes into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC at heavyweight.
Ajagba vs Rivas form
Ajagba has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Stephan Shaw on 14th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jozsef Darmos on 27th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Frank Sanchez on 9th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.
Before that, he had beat Brian Howard on 10th April 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Osage Casino, Oklahoma.
He had won against Jonathan Rice on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Rivas has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Ryan Rozicki on 22nd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Olympia Theatre, Quebec, Canada.
Previous to that, he had beat Sylvera Louis on 16th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Hotel Plaza Quebec, Quebec.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Dillian Whyte on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Bryant Jennings on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
He had won against Fabio Maldonado on 1st December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec, Canada.
In terms of recent activity, Efe Ajagba has been fighting more than Oscar Rivas.
Efe Ajagba last fought 4 months and 14 days ago, while Oscar Rivas' last outing was 1 year, 7 months and 6 days ago.
Ajagba's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7 rounds on average.
Rivas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
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