BY GODWIN AIKIGBE
Nigerian heavyweight and cruiserweight prospects Efe Ajagba and Wesley Apochi will on Saturday 23 September be involved in their second professional fight in the United States of America, according to boxingscene.com.
Ajagba, whose first fight ended in a first-round in his favour will face unbeaten Daniel Gallemore (5-0, 2 KOs) in a six-round fight while Apochi, who last month achieved same feat in his maiden fight is lined up for a six-round cruiserweight matchup against Leo Pla (5-7-2, 2 KOs), as part of an action-packed exciting undercard lineup from the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The 23-year-old Ajagba turned pro after beating the odds and making the 2016 Rio Olympics to represent his native Nigeria. Although he lost in the quarterfinals, Ajagba made a splash by delivering a highlight reel knockout in his opening bout against Trinidad and Tobago. The fighter known as “King Kong” also won an African games gold medal during his impressive amateur career delivered a first round knockout in his pro debut in July.
Apochi was once the captain of his country’s national boxing team, a testament to how far he came since a surprising second place finish in the 2011 Africa Games. The 29-year-old represented Nigeria at the 2013 World Championships and earned a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games before turning pro in July and delivering a knockout in his debut.