Nigerian-born fighter Efe Ajagba will on Saturday battle Australian opponent Joe Goodall in a 10-round heavyweight bout.
The fight will be decided inside the Tahoe Blue Event Center in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Going into the clash, Ajagba will have an upper hand of 18-1 with 13 knockouts, against Goodall’s 10-1-1 with 9 knockouts.
Both boxers fought as amateurs, with Goodall earning a decision in the semi-final of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Ajagba, who is from Ughelli in Delta State, Nigeria, will face Goodall in what boxing pundits consider to be a revenge contest.
Nearly 10 years later, the two are ready to settle the score in a fight that could propel the winner towards an eventual title opportunity.
Last Competitive Actions
Ajagba was last in action in August, 2023, winning the WBC silver heavyweight championship against Zhan Kossobutsky when his opponent was disqualified.
The fight will be Goodall’s major contest since his fight against Stephen Shaw in July, where he won by TKO.
Music Meets Boxing
Meanwhile, a Nigerian rapper, Efe Michael Ejeba, popularly known as Efemoney will headline the kick-off show.
Efemoney will perform his latest hit song, which eulogises the 29-year-old Nigerian boxing heavyweight, Ajagba, as he walks into the boxing arena to face his opponent.
Efemoney, a Nigerian rapper and singer who is also Urhobo, is from Okpe in Delta State.
Anticipated Hit Song Performance
The invitation to Efemoney to attend the fight comes just two weeks after the singer released a song eulogising Ajagba for his boxing prowess.
The song, featuring renowned Urhobo musician King Enakpodia, is titled “Money Talk (Ota Igho)”.
Efemoney has been growing his musical career, featuring a host of A-list Nigerian musicians, including Olamide, Oritse Femi, and Jaywon.
The release of “Money Talk” follows the success of the dancehall song “Turn Up”, a collaboration between Efemoney and Jaywon, whose video was recently shot in Dallas, USA.