Efe Ajagba, Nigerian boxer, could face boxing champion Fury in London bout

Efe Ajagba, Nigerian boxer, could face boxing champion Fury in London bout

- Efe Ajagba who is a Nigerian boxer may be facing Tyson Fury in London this December

- Fury's promoter Bob Arum named the Nigerian among the three candidates available

- Ajagba was a footballer and played in Delta state before moving to boxing in 2011

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Bob Arum who is an American boxing promoter has confirmed that Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba may be facing world champion Tyson Fury in London heavyweight bout in December.

Tyson Fury has been training for the proposed trilogy between him and Deontay Wilder, but the clause for the rematch had expired according to the report on talksports.

Frank Warren who is among Tyson Fury's promoter was said to have confirmed that the British boxer won't be facing Wilder again but other opponents.

Efe Ajagba was not the only boxer mentioned to likely face Tyson Fury, as Oscar Rivas and Agit Kabayel are the two other fighters.

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Ajagba holds the record for the fastest victory in boxing history after his opponent was disqualified for leaving the ring one second after the opening bell.

He won gold at the 2015 African games and also bronze at the 2014 commonwealth games.

Bob Arum explained below.

“You mentioned three of the five; there’s Efe Agbaja, Agit Kabayel, Rivas is there and there are two others.
“We will have pick out, see who is available and pick it out. Rivas and Efe are Top Rank fighters and I’m sure we could arrange for them to be available if that’s who was chosen.
“I’ve got to talk to Frank and to Tyson.”

Report added that Tyson Fury would be facing one of these three men so as for him to keep himself fit ahead of 2021 clash with Anthony Joshua.

Efe Ajagba, Nigerian boxer, could face boxing champion Tyson Fury in London bout

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Anthony Joshua's much awaited fight with Tyson Fury is drawing closer after Deontay's trilogy fight with the Gypsy King has reportedly been called off.

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Fury and the Bronze Bomber agreed to a third fight but the current pandemic and an injury to the American's bicep have complicated matters.

Daily Mail claims Wilder will not be able to exercise his rematch clause to compete in the trilogy fight in the remaining weeks of 2020.

Wilder suffered a seventh-round stoppage from Fury back in February but the coast is clear for the British heavyweight who signed an initial two-fight agreement to proceed with the fight in 2021.

However, Joshua must defeat IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in December after winning back his belt from Andy Ruiz, Jr.

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