Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Efe Ajagba, returned to winning ways with a second round knock out win of Jozsef Darmos in a fight scheduled for eight rounds at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa to increase his record to 16-1.
It was his first time returning to the ring after his unanimous decision loss to Cuba’s Frank Sanchez in October 2021, his first career loss since turning pro in 2017. Ajagba’s return to the ring was further delayed after undergoing surgery on two of his elbows after the loss.
Ajagba who was heavily favoured to win the fight landed several heavy shots on his Hungarian counterpart who had no reply for the Nigerian who was one of the most feared heavyweight contenders before suffering his first loss.
The 28-year-old knocked his opponent down 37 seconds into the second round, but the 37-year-old Hungarian got back on his feet. It didn’t take too long for him to be dropped back to his knees after an array of heavy shots from Ajagba with referee Gary Ritter stopping the fight at 1:15 in the second round.
With the win, the 2016 Olympian will be hoping to get a top shelf opponent in his next fight in order to help him get back to challenging for the title.