Rising heavyweight Efe Ajagba of Nigeria faces Congo’s Jack Mulowayi in a 10-round bout Saturday, October 26, at Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
The bout has been added to a triple-header, headlined by junior middleweight contender Erickson ‘The Hammer’ Lubin (21-1, 16 KOs) versus hard-hitting Nathaniel Gallimore (21-3-1, 17 KOs) in a 12-round fight on Premier Boxing Champions on SHOWTIME.
Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) is someone to watch in the future in the heavyweight division. He’s got both the size and power to one day fight for a world title, but for now he still needs to slowly improve. Ajagba has recent wins over Ali Eren Demirezen, Michael Wallisch and Amir Mansour. He’ll be facing his African brother in Mulowayi (7-1-1, 3 KOs) in a fight that should produce fireworks.
The highly ranked #2 WBC Lubin has done an admirable job of rebuilding his career since losing to former World Boxing Council junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo on October 14, 2017. Most would agree that the then 22-year-old Lubin was a little too young to be taking on the older and more experienced Charlo.
That’s a fight that would have been better off taking place in 2020 or 2021, but not back in 2017. Since losing that match, Lubin has come roaring back with three consecutive victories over Silverio Ortiz, Ishe Smith and Zakaria Attou. All three wins for Lubin were by early stoppage.
Lubin was supposed to be fighting 2012 U.S Olympian Terrell Gausha (21-1, 10 KOs) on October 26, but the 31-year-old had to pull out of the card after suffering a left hand problem while training for the fight.
Gallimore has the boxing skills, and more importantly the punching power to give Lubin a good fight for while it lasts. With power, Gallimore has a chance of winning against Lubin, as long as he gets to him early. If Gallimore starts slowly, Lubin will likely stop him in the early rounds. For that reason, it’s vital that Gallimore.
Other fights on the Lubin-Gallimore card are as follows:
Robert Easter Jr. vs. Adrian Granados
Jonathan Torres vs. Szilveszter Kanalas
Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Marklin Bailey
Norman Neely vs. D’Angelo Swaby
Alessandro Riguccini vs. Juan Ruiz