Efe Ajagba on Saturday is looking to pick up where he left off in 2019, as he takes on Razvan Cojanu in the co-main event of the Premier Boxing Champions on Fox card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn , New York.
Speaking with the media at the workouts Wednesday at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, Ajagba said he’s looking to improve on his in-ring performance on Saturday against Cojanu.
“I’m very excited for this opportunity to be here for this fight,” Ajagba said at the workout. This is another big opportunity for me on Saturday night. I’ve watched the mistakes of my last fight and I worked hard to get better for Saturday night.
“Every fight is good experience for me. I wasn’t happy with my performance in my last fight. I want to deliver the best that I can every time I fight.”
— PBC (@premierboxing) March 5, 2020
At the workout, Ajagba gave credit to his trainer Ronnie Shields for preparing him before every fight.
“Ronnie Shields is the best in the game. Sometimes I forget to follow the game plan but he’s good at getting my attention and making sure I get back on track. He knows what I have to do to win each fight,” Ajagba said.
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For Ajagba (12-0, 10 KOs) this will be his first in ring action in 2020 after ending last year 4-0, which included a wild fight back in December which he stopped Iago Kiladze. Ajagba in that contest was knocked down for the first time in his pro career and obviously, is looking to avoid that from happening again.
“My head movement and footwork are the big things I’ve focused on since my last fight. I know I have to put them together to be as good as I can defensively. I also need to make sure I’m throwing combinations, instead of just one punch at a time,” Ajagba stated.
Cojanu is coming into this contest off a unanimous decision victory against Tamaz Zadishvili last October, but before that lost his previous four bouts to names like Joseph Parker, Luis Ortiz, Nathan Gorman and Daniel Dubois.
Ajagba will have a chance to see how much he improved from his bout against Kiladze against what should be easier test for him Saturday night.