Nigeria’s only representative in boxing Efe Ajagba, has bowed out of the Rio 2016 boxing event. The Nigerian lost to Kazakhstan’s Ivan Dychko in the quarter-final.
Nigerian fans will be left with no other option than to focus on football and athletics. The 22-year-old Nigeria’s representative, lost his quarter-final bout to Kazakhstan’s Ivan Dychko by unanimous decision in the Super Heavyweight 91kg category.
Dychko was favourite to win, and he aimed directly at the Nigerian’s face and landed a couple of right-hand punches and was rewarded by the judges who gave him a 10-10-10 lead over Ajagba’s 9-9-9.
In the second round, Ajagba made frantic effort to shrug-off the effect of the blows he received in the first, but again the lanky and more experienced Dychko proved his worth, he capitalized on his opponent’s weaknesses and gained more points.
The second round ended with the Kazakhstani getting another 10-10-10 to the Nigerian’s 9-9-9. Knowing fully well he needed to just possibly knockout his opponent to get any chance of progressing, Ajagba came out strong in the third and final round,