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Who won Ajagba vs Sanchez?
Frank Sanchez beat Efe Ajagba by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 9th October 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as 91-98, 92-97, 91-98 in favor of winner Frank Sanchez.
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 Tyson Fury beating Deontay Wilder for the WBC World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Robert Helenius beat Adam Kownacki, Edgar Berlanga defeated Marcelo Esteban Coceres, Robeisy Ramirez was victorious over Orlando Gonzalez Ruiz, Julian Williams lost to Vladimir Hernandez and Jared Anderson defeated Vladimir Tereshkin.
Ajagba vs Sanchez stats
Efe Ajagba stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Frank Sanchez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Ajagba had a slight advantage in power over Sanchez, with a 80% knock out percentage over Sanchez's 72%.
Efe Ajagba was the younger man by 2 years, at 27 years old.
Ajagba had a height advantage of 1 inch over Sanchez. That also extended to a 10-inch reach advantage.
Both Efe Ajagba & Frank Sanchez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ajagba was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 month earlier than Sanchez, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 26 less professional rounds, 63 to Sanchez's 89.
Efe Ajagba went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBC and 10 by the WBO at heavyweight.
Frank Sanchez was ranked number 11 by the WBC and 5 by the WBO in the 201lb division.
Ajagba vs Sanchez form
Ajagba had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Brian Howard on 10th April 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Osage Casino, Oklahoma, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jonathan Rice on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had won against Razvan Cojanu on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Iago Kiladze on 21st December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Toyota Arena, California.
He had defeated Ali Eren Demirezen on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Sanchez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Nagy Aguilera on 8th May 2021 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at AT&T Stadium, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Julian Fernandez on 19th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Alamodome, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Brian Howard on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Microsoft Theater, California.
Before that, he had beat Joey Dawejko on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Hehad won against Jack Mulowayi on 26th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Santander Arena, Reading.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Frank Sanchez had been fighting more than Efe Ajagba.
Going to this contest, Efe Ajagba had last fought 9 months and 6 days ago, while Frank Sanchez's last outing had been 8 months and 8 days ago.
Ajagba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Sanchez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ajagba vs Sanchez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:15 PM EST / 7:15 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada, United States, which was around 3:15 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ajagba vs Sanchez?
Efe Ajagba was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Frank Sanchez made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.