A boxing Coach, Jerry Okorodudu, on Wednesday, commended Nigeria’s sensational boxer, Eje Ajagbe, for starting his professional career on a good note.
The former amateur boxer, who represented the country at the 2016 Rio Olympics, defeated Tyrell Herndon of the US in his first professional bout.
The 23 years-old Ajagbe knocked out his opponent in the first round of the fight in 1.29secs in the Rabobank Theater, Bakersfield, California in the US.
Okorodudu said that the boxer possessed the physique and strength needed to succeed in his professional quest in the heavyweight category.
“I know Efe will do well in professional boxing and he has a lot to offer because age is still on his side.
“He is a strong boxer and his experience in the amateur category will also help him to thrive in years to come,’’ he said.
Okorodudu, a former Middleweight champion, said that the boxer made the right decision by switching to the professional boxing.
“His present age is a perfect time to launch his professional career because in my days, I went into professional boxing at the age of 24.
“So, it is a perfect timing for him to move ahead in his career and relocating to the U.S. is a plus for him,’’ he said.
The coach, however, advised the boxer to remain focused in his quest to become a great boxer.
Ajagbe crashed out of the 2016 Olympics in the quarter-finals after losing to Ivan Dychko. (NAN)