A boxing instruct, Jerry Okorodudu, on Wednesday, commended Nigeria’s sensational boxer, Eje Ajagbe, for starting his skilled profession on a just right word.
the previous novice boxer, who represented the country on the 2016 Rio Olympics, defeated Tyrell Herndon of the united states in his first skilled bout.
The 23 years-previous Ajagbe knocked out his opponent in the first spherical of the fight in 1.29secs within the Rabobank Theater, Bakersfield, California in the united states.
Okorodudu stated that the boxer possessed the physique and potential wanted to achieve his professional quest in the heavyweight class.
“i know Efe will do smartly in skilled boxing and he has lots to supply as a result of age continues to be on his facet.
“He is a strong boxer and his expertise in the amateur category will even help him to thrive in years yet to come,’’ he mentioned.
Okorodudu, a former Middleweight champion, said that the boxer made the suitable resolution with the aid of switching to the skilled boxing.
“His present age is an ideal time to launch his professional career as a result of in my days, I went into skilled boxing on the age of 24.
“So, it’s a good timing for him to move in advance in his career and relocating to the U.S. is a plus for him,’’ he said.
The instruct, alternatively, steered the boxer to stay focused in his quest to develop into a great boxer.
Ajagbe crashed out of the 2016 Olympics in the quarter-finals after shedding to Ivan Dychko. (NAN)