"My manager told me the guy is scared." Efe Ajagba reflects on his bizarre victory by disqualification over Curtis Harper on August 24th.
On August 24th, PBC on FS1 presented a three-hour telecast from The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The opening bout featured fast-rising prospect Eimantas Stanionis earning a unanimous decision win over veteran Levan Ghvamichava in an eight-round welterweight matchup. Then, Dominican Republic’s Jeison Rosario handed welterweight prospect Jamontay Clark his first setback as a pro. Rosario scored a knockdown in round three that sent Clark tumbling out of the ring. Clark beat the 20-second count, but Rosario continued his onslaught to score a unanimous decision victory.
In the co-main event middleweight contender Willie Monroe Jr. boxed his way to a unanimous decision against Javier Francisco Maciel. Monore dominated the fight, winning all but one of the rounds on the scorecards. And in the main event, welterweight contender Jamal James put on a show for his hometown crowd in Minneapolis. James sent Montes to the canvas in the second round with a big left hook to the body, scoring a highlight-reel KO of Montes and his fourth-straight win.
But the night’s main storyline came from a scheduled heavyweight bout that ended before it ever began. Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba was scheduled to face Curtis Harper in a six-round bout, but Harper had other plans. Harper exited the ring immediately after the opening bell rang, opting not to face Ajagba. Ajagba was declared the winner by disqualification. Joining us this week to reflect on the bizarre victory is the 2016 Olympian from Nigerian himself.
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