Efe Ajagba Retains WBC Silver Belt with a 4th Round Victory
In an electrifying match, Nigerian heavyweight contender Efe Ajagba showcased his formidable skills by stopping Australia’s Demsey McKean Goodall in the 4th round of their 10-round bout. The action took place at the Tahoe Blue Event Center in Stateline, Nevada, leaving fans in awe. Ajagba’s victory allowed him to retain his prestigious WBC Silver belt, further solidifying his place in the world of professional boxing.
A Dominating Performance
The thrilling fight reached its conclusion 50 seconds into the 4th round when referee Tony Weeks intervened. Goodall had absorbed a series of unanswered punches from the hard-hitting Ajagba, leaving him in a vulnerable position. The pivotal moment occurred when Ajagba unleashed a powerful right hand that visibly staggered Goodall. Sensing an opportunity, Ajagba followed up with a flurry of devastating power punches.
Referee Tony Weeks made the difficult but necessary decision to step in and stop the fight to prevent Goodall from enduring further punishment. Ajagba’s skill and precision were on full display, reaffirming his status as a heavyweight contender to watch.
Sweet Revenge for Efe Ajagba
For Efe Ajagba, this victory was not just about retaining his WBC Silver belt; it was also a moment of sweet revenge. Nine years ago, at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Goodall had denied Ajagba a place in the final of the Super Heavyweight event. This victory allowed Ajagba to finally get his “pound of flesh” and settle the score with the Australian contender.
Goodall’s Noteworthy Journey
Demsey McKean Goodall entered the fight with an impressive professional record, boasting a sixth-round stoppage of Stephan Shaw in a previous match. Shaw, who had previously gone the distance with Ajagba in a 10-round bout, faced Goodall on July 22 at FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Ajagba’s Pro record now stands at an impressive 19-1, with 14 knockouts to his name. Goodall, a Brisbane native, suffered his first loss inside the distance, bringing his record to 10-2-1.
This victory not only solidifies Efe Ajagba’s position in the heavyweight division but also sets the stage for more thrilling bouts in the future.