Nigerian boxer, Efe Ajagba has spoken on a possible bout against British-Nigerian heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, claiming he has the skill to defeat him.
Ajagba holds a record of 13 wins with a knock-out ratio of 85%.
The 26-year-old native of Delta state says he has what it takes to beat Joshua who currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles.
“Skill would beat Joshua, not power. Me and Joshua both have the power. But skills control the power. I have more skills,” Ajagba told Sky Sports.
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He insists he Joshua does not possess what it takes to beat him, however admitting that he respects him. “I don’t think so.”
“The best weapon of Joshua’s is the left hook and right uppercut. He doesn’t have a good jab. “I respect him. He is the heavyweight champion. I respect everything about him – his talent and his potential. He is a humble guy.
“People are saying that I talk Joshua down. But I don’t want to do that. Joshua is from Nigeria so he is a part of Africa, too.”