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Anthony Joshua vs Efe Ajagba preview
When is Joshua vs Ajagba?
Anthony Joshua could fight Efe Ajagba in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Joshua vs Ajagba stats
Anthony Joshua would step into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Efe Ajagba would make his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Joshua would have advantage in power over Ajagba, with a 92% knock out percentage over Ajagba's 76%.
Anthony Joshua is the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Joshua has a height advantage of 1 inch over Ajagba. Despite this, Ajagba has 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Joshua & Efe Ajagba fight out of an orthodox stance.
Joshua is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 years and 9 months earlier than Ajagba, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 61 more professional rounds, 136 to Ajagba's 75.
Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO, 5 by the IBF and 3 by the RING at heavyweight.
Efe Ajagba is currently ranked number 13 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Joshua vs Ajagba form
Joshua has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
He had lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Ajagba has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against 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 won against 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 defeated Jonathan Rice on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
In terms of recent activity, Efe Ajagba has been fighting more than Anthony Joshua.
Anthony Joshua last fought 7 months and 7 days ago, while Efe Ajagba's last outing was 2 months and 13 days ago.
Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Ajagba's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7 rounds on average.
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