#Rio2016 - Nigerian boxer knocks out opponent in round one (Photo) - 042Express



#Rio2016 - Nigerian boxer knocks out opponent in round one (Photo)


It took Nigeria's Efe Ajagba just 23 seconds to knockout his Trinidad & Tobago opponent, Nigel Paul in Boxing Super Heavyweight 91kg category of Rio 2016 Olympics.

Referee instructs Efe Ajagba to a corner after he knocked down his opponent.

Nigeria's sole representative in boxing at the Olympic Games outclassed his opponent in round one, to show why he is highly rated and being tipped as a prospect for medal in the event.

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Ajagba who won the 2015 African Games showed a high level of confidence, aiming all his punches accurately which eventually paid-off, and in less than a minute he sent Paul crashing.

Of all the fights before this, nobody won by a knockout except the Nigerian, which stands him in a good position. The 22-year-old who won Bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow complemented his prowess with his height to knockout his opponent.

Having now qualified for the quarter-finals, Ajagba is billed to face a very stern test against Ivan Dychko from Kazakhstan on Tuesday, August 16.

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