'I want Tyson Fury' - Efe Ajagba calls out WBC heavyweight champion

Efe Ajagba and Tyson Fury

'I want Tyson Fury' - Efe Ajagba calls out WBC heavyweight champion

Funmilayo Fameso 14:31 - 06.11.2023

After securing his 14th knockout win of his professional career in a dominant display against Joe Goodall, Efe Ajagba has called out the Gypsy King Tyson Fury.

Nigeria's WBC silver heavyweight champion, Efe Ajagba has openly called out WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury following his recent victory against Joe Goodall.

Ajagba knocked out Goodall inside four rounds to extend his professional record to 19-1 and retain his WBC silver heavyweight belt.

His victory was a revenge to his loss by split decision to Goodall back at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and it was the Australian's second defeat in his professional career and his first knockout loss, as his only other was via split decision.

Efe Ajagba declares he's ready to fight Tyson Fury for the WBC heavyweight title
Nigeria's boxing heavyweight champion Efe Ajagba

Why Ajagba wants to fight Tyson Fury

Ajagba wants to fight the undefeated British boxer Fury or anyone in line as his next opponent in his quest to rule the WBC heavyweight division.

The 29-year-old made this known in a post-match interview with Sam Mbonu, confidently declaring his intentions to fight the Gypsy King.

Tyson Fury is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion

"I want Tyson Fury to be honest, or whoever they offer me to fight, I’m ready to go. I will go back with my team to talk about that." 

Who is Efe Ajagba's next opponent after Goodall?

According to the guardian.ng, there are speculations that the next stop for the Rio 2016 Olympics quarterfinalist is unbeaten Chinese star Zhilei Zhang. 

A victory over the Chinese colossus is a sure path to a clash with the winner between Fury or the unified WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk

Both men were previously scheduled to fight for the undisputed heavyweight title in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 23, 2023. However, it has been postponed to an unannounced date in February 2024 after Fury's harder-than-expected encounter with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.