Boxer on Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder undercard holds record for fastest win in history after rival walked out of ring

EFE AJAGBA holds the record for the fastest win in boxing history – and he fights again on the undercard for Tyson Fury's monumental clash with Deontay Wilder.

Three years ago, the Nigerian heavyweight clocked up his sixth straight win as a professional without even throwing a punch.

In August 2018, Ajagba's opponent Curtis Harper bizarrely walked out of the ring immediately after the opening bell.

Ajagba – who had KOd his first five victims – was left stunned as Harper was immediately disqualified.

Even Harper's trainer, Nate Campbell, admitted he had 'no idea' why he walked off before a punch was thrown.

Three years on, 6ft 6in Ajagba – who is now based in the US – prepares to take on Frank Sanchez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas boasting a career record of 15-0, with 12 via KO.

And the Nigerian, 27, has revealed his powerful punching scored him a date with Fury himself for his Wilder training camp.

Never one to be overawed by the situation, Ajagba even confessed he hits HARDER than the Gypsy King.


Ajagba told BBC Sport Africa: "It was an explosive knockout so they brought me in because they believed I had the same knockout power like Wilder.

"Tyson Fury can hit but doesn't come close to my power. I punch harder than Tyson Fury.

"The punches that he threw (in sparring), I could take them.

"(But) he's been in the game for years before he became world champion. He's fought the top guys.

"I can tell you that I've learned a lot from the champion; he's very awkward, he's a big guy, he has a long reach.

"I have a long reach too and I'm a heavy puncher but he has a lot of experience so I learned so much from him in camp."

Ajagba went on to pile praise on Fury's incredible movement, despite his gigantic 6ft 9in frame, saying it's almost impossible to land a shot on the Brit.

He continued: "I have never sparred with a guy like that ever since I became a professional boxer in America.

"There's something special about him because of the way he moves forwards and backward.

"It's very difficult for you to get close to him because he's always moving.

"It's very hard for you to hit the target."

Despite that, Ajagba is keen to fight Fury in the future as his stock continues to rise.

He said: "He's the first top-class heavyweight that I've sparred with which looks good on my record.

"For the WBC heavyweight champion to spar with me, that encourages me.

"It's great because I hope to fight him in the future but he's not the only heavyweight that I'm going to fight.

"There are a lot of other top heavyweights out there that I'm looking forward to."

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