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I’m much better technically than Ajagba, Sanchez boasts

By Editor
11 October 2021   |   2:54 am
Cuba’S Frank Sanchez, who defeated Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba in the co-main event battle between two unbeaten heavyweights, has reveald that he knew he would win the bout.

Efe Ajagba (L) and Frank Sanchez (R) pose during the weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 08, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by AFP

Cuba’S Frank Sanchez, who defeated Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba in the co-main event battle between two unbeaten heavyweights, has reveald that he knew he would win the bout.

Sanchez (19-0, 13 KOs) took a big step towards his dream of securing a world title shot in 2022, as he scored one knockdown on his way to a comfortable, 10-round unanimous decision win over Ajagba.

Sanchez used his superior boxing skills to keep the hard-hitting Ajagba (15-1, 12 KOs) off-balance for the entire fight. The “Cuban Flash” displayed his power as well, flooring Ajagba with a hard right in the seventh. A follow-up left hook earned him a tick because it landed on Ajagba after his knee had hit the canvas.

Ajagba made it to his feet and survived the round but never was a serious threat to his opponent on his way to the first defeat of his career.

Sanchez, who is trained by respected coach, Eddy Reynoso, was able to outbox Ajagba with few issues as the contest played out.

Ajagba was urged by his corner to let his hands go, as they knew he was far behind on the cards, but there was never a sense of urgency to go for the kill.

Sanchez said: “I knew I was going to win all the rounds because I’m much better than him technically. I knew that if I connected, he would fall and he did fall. My game plan was always to frustrate him and go in for the attack.”

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