Ajagba stops Goodall in four

WBC #7, IBF #13 heavyweight Efe Ajagba (19-1, 14 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Joe Goodall (10-2-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Tahoe Blue Event Center in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Ajagba rocked Goodall in round three and went right after him in round four prompting a stoppage by referee Tony Weeks. Time was :50.

“I was out of boxing for a long time,” said Ajagba. “When I came back with Stephen Shaw (in January 2023), my confidence was not there. I had just come back from surgery, and I had to get back into shape. But right now, I came back with full confidence. That’s why I took him out. My team pushed me in training camp. They made me work extremely hard in this camp to make sure I win the fight. I sparred a lot of different guys to make me stay strong.

“Whoever they offer me to fight, I’m ready to go. I will go back with my team to talk about that.”

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WBC #9, WBO #9, IBF #11 lightweight Raymond “Danger” Muratalla (19-0, 16 KOs) dominated and stopped previously unbeaten Diego Torres (18-1, 17 KOs). Muratalla dropped Torres in round eight and the bout was stopped. Time was 1:45.

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In a clash between undefeated junior lightweight contenders, WBO #8, IBF #10 Henry Lebron (19-0, 10 KOs) scored a ten round majority decision over WBA #12 William Foster III (16-1, 10 KOs). Good fight with Lebron closing strong. Scores were 95-95, 96-94, 99-91.

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Unbeaten heavyweight Brandon Moore (13-0, 8 KOs) won a shutout decision against Robert Simms (12-4-1, 3 KOs). Moore dropped Simms in round four en route to a 80-71 3x victory.

6’9 heavyweight Antonio “El Gigante” Mireles (8-0-1, 7 KOs) and 6’7 Skylar Lacy (7-0-1, 5 KOs) battled to a six round majority draw. Scores were 58-56, 57-57 2x.

Junior welterweight Angel Rebollar (8-3, 3 KOs) upset previously unbeaten Omar Rosario (11-1, 3 KOs) by eight round unanimous decision. Scores were 78-74 3x.

Unbeaten Olympian junior welterweight Lindolfo Delgado (19-0, 14 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round KO over Luis Hernandez (23-4, 20 KOs).

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Christian Avalos W4 Estevan Partida (lightweight)
Charlie Sheehy W6 Jesus Vasquez Jr. (lightweight)
Gabriel Garcia W6 Joshua Montoya (jr lightweight)
Javier Martinez KO1 Isaiah Wise (middleweight)

Valle defeats Ortiz, retains IBF/WBO belts
Mikaelian KOs Makabu for WBC cruiser belt

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  • Should be a KO victory for the referee in the Muratalla fight… Torres was obviously ok. It’s like these referees are under instructions to get the A-side a stoppage.

    Early stoppage in the main event too…

    • Agreed! Probably given a $5000 bonus if people buy the stoppage. The commenters are just as guilty for always blurting out “that was a good stoppage.”

  • Goodall didn’t have an answer for the jab and reach disadvantage, and its a lesson in not comparing how they both did against Shaw as a means of predicting the match. Styles make fights.

    • Ajagba needs to improve on his head movement and needs to allow his body to be more fluid with his punches. He still has that habit of being too stiff with his body while using his offense. The risk in that habit will be an effective counter puncher by his opponent right on the button when that head is sitting still. Hopefully, his team can address this issue before he steps up to harder opposition.

  • I doubt any of the top hw will be eager to face Ajagba – too much risk for a low profile fight. The best option might be a rematch with Frank Sanchez – these two are unable to land big fights.

    • Frank Sanchez will repeat what he did against Ajagba and he is not that much of a Risk at all against the top heavyweights.

  • Did not see any improvement in Ajagba, apart from being more cautious now, which is a good thing sure. But calling out Zhang and actually getting the fight would end up bad for Ajagba.

  • Estevan Partida, who looks like Popeye from Blood In Blood Out, was seriously robbed. He won 3 out of the 4 rounds, and a case could be made, all 4 rounds. That robbery was disgusting. Christian Avalos is horrible. He needs to leave the sport. Popeye deserved his chon chon last night.

    On to Angel Rebollar. I love to see a 30-1 underdog pull of a shocking upset. And yes, Omar Rosario was a 3000 favorite. SHOCKING UPSET !!! Rosario should have been disqualified. Rosario should try MMA, because boxing is not his sport.

    • Ha” Popeye from Blood in Blood out-
      “Hey Cinderella, go find yourself a fella. You’re on the clock and midnight is coming”

  • Ajagba reminds me of Michael Grant, back from the late 90’s and up to 2008. He looked great against B level fighters, but when he was put up against Lennix Lewis, he was soundly beaten. I would say, his career looks good so far, but let’s see what happens when he goes up against top ten contenders

    • Lennix Lewis was an undisputed heavyweight champion. Thats where the road stopped for many top heavies.

    • I was ringside and myself and many others don’t believe he did. I had it 96-94 for Foster. One judge had it 95-95 which was fair but 99-91 for Lebron? Somebody felt the need to reward Top Rank for the free weekend in Tahoe.

  • Muratalla is going to be a major player at Lightweight and Jr Welter. I’ve had a chance to see him spar a few times at Robert Garcia’s gym ( the one in Woodcrest/Riverside) and the guy is the goods plus he has world-class sparring. I can’t wait to see him against the big names.

      • I’ve been in SoCal’s boxing circles since the 90’s. Back then I used to go to La Colonia boxing gym and youth center in Oxnard to spar, I know quita a few of the older guys around my age like Robert who fought out of that gym. But join $ and you get in.

        • USS, I’m not too far from there maybe you and I are neighbors. I also think you are right about muratalla. I believe he has the skills to turnover the apple cart.

  • Was the James Prince in Efe’s corner during the intro? Good to see the H-Town Gangster is still in the game.

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