Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba eyes potential showdown with Anthony Joshua

Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba has clinched a significant victory over his longtime sparring partner, Guido Vianello of Italy, in a thrilling heavyweight bout that has catapulted him into the limelight of boxing contention.

After ten intense rounds, Ajagba secured a split decision victory, with two judges scoring in his favor while one favored Vianello.

Despite Vianello’s strong start, Ajagba’s resilience and strategic prowess allowed him to dominate the middle rounds, ultimately outperforming Vianello in total punch count, particularly with his effective jab.

Ajagba’s triumph not only solidified his position in the World Boxing Council (WBC) rankings but also retained his WBC Silver belt, elevating him into the top 10 contenders in the heavyweight division.

This victory sets the stage for a potential clash with former World Champion Anthony Joshua in the coming months.

With Joshua currently ranked among the top contenders for the WBC title, Ajagba’s rise places him in contention for a shot at the coveted championship belt.

As it stands, if Tyson Fury, the reigning WBC champion, is stripped of his title or if a mandatory challenger is required following his bout with Oleksandr Usyk, Ajagba could find himself in prime position to face Joshua for the WBC crown.

For Ajagba, a showdown with Joshua represents not only a significant career milestone but also an opportunity to etch his name in boxing history as another Nigerian heavyweight champion.

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