- Efe Ajagba holds a perfect boxing record winning all his 13 bouts with 11 via knockouts
- The Nigerian boxing prospect has boasted that he will defeat Anthony Joshua with his skill
- Ajagba claims Joshua is a good boxer, but uses power rather than skill
Efe Ajagba is already relishing a chance to face two-time world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, claiming he has more skills than the British-Nigerian champion.
Ajagba who holds a hundred percent record in the ring having won all his 13 bouts with 11 knockouts is a major prospect in the world of boxing.
The 26-year-old Nigerian who was born in Ughelli Delta state says he has what it takes to beat Joshua who currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles.
“Skill would beat Joshua, not power. Me and Joshua both have the power. But skills control the power. I have more skills,” Ajagba told Sky Sports.
The round-one maestro scored the fastest victory in boxing history in a match against Curtis Harper, winning via one-second disqualification after Harper walked out of the ring.
He insists Joshua does not possess what it takes to beat him, however admitting that he respects him.
“I don’t think so,” Ajagba says. “The best weapon of Joshua’s is the left hook and right uppercut. He doesn’t have a good jab.
“I respect him. He is the heavyweight champion. I respect everything about him – his talent and his potential. He is a humble guy.
“People are saying that I talk Joshua down. But I don’t want to do that. Joshua is from Nigeria so he is a part of Africa, too.”
Meanwhile, Joshua has vowed to knock his rival Tyson Fury out in the sixth round of their prospective unification battle.
Though, the date for the much-anticipated fight has not been fixed, they have however settled the financial terms on a two-fight deal.
Joshua seems to have crossed the Dillian Whyte hurdle following the British-Jamaican boxer's defeat to Alexander Povetkin this month
Legit.ng earlier reported that Joshua believes Dillian Whyte lost his killer instinct in his surprise defeat to Alexander Povetkin.
The 32-year-old British-Jamaican was forced to kiss the canvass in the fifth round of the heavyweight bout staged at the Matchroom Sport Headquarters, Brentwood, England.
Joshua felt Whyte had a chance to take out his opponent earlier in the fight but chose to delay till the next round and he later suffered defeat.
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