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Rio Olympics: Boxing | Efe Ajagba loses quarterfinal bout

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13:  Efe Ajagba of Nigeria looks on after his victory over Nigel Paul of Trinidad and Tobago in the Men's Super Heavyweight (+91g) preliminaries on Day 8 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Riocentro - Pavilion 6 on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba has failed to make it to the medal’s stage following his loss to Ivan Dychko in a quarterfinal bout of ongoing Rio Olympics.

Ajagba lost by unanimous decision of 28-29, 28-29, 28-29 to Dychko who won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics.

The Nigerian pugilist had a bright chance of progressing to the semi-finals after he outpummeled his Trinidad and Tobago’s opponent Nigel Paul, through a knockout in the run-up to his quarterfinals fight.

Ajagba who is the sole boxer representing Nigeria in Rio, lost all three rounds to Dychko as he failed to throw good punches in the last two rounds.

The Nigerian boxer won gold at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo, Brazaville and a bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.


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