Frank Sanchez floors and outclasses Efe Ajagba in points win to stay on course for world heavyweight title shot | Boxing News


Frank Sanchez floored Efe Ajagba in a commanding points win that edged the Cuban contender closer to a world heavyweight title fight.

Sanchez was a class above Ajagba in a battle of unbeaten rivals and he floored the Nigerian in the seventh round while sealing a unanimous decision with scores of 98-91, 98-91 and 97-92 on the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 bill.

Frank Sanchez
Sanchez floored Ajagba in the seventh round

The 29-year-old, who trains alongside Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, edged closer in the rankings towards a shot at Oleksandr Usyk’s WBO belt, or the WBC title held by Fury.

Earlier in the evening, Robert Helenius received a disqualification victory over Adam Kownacki in their heavyweight rematch after the Polish fighter was punished for repeated low blows.

Robert Helenius, Adam Kownacki
Robert Helenius overcame Adam Kownacki again in their rematch

Kownacki had suffered a swollen eye in the opening round and despite a brief rally in the second, he was on the receiving end of a punishing assault from Helenius before being penalised for persistent fouls.

Jared ‘Big Baby’ Anderson also enhanced his heavyweight reputation with a second-round stoppage of Vladimir Tereshkin.

Jared Anderson
Jared Anderson extended his unbeaten record to 10 victories

The Top Rank promoted prospect produced another explosive win as he trapped Tereshkin in the corner with a torrent of punches to force the referee’s intervention.


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