As revealed earlier this month, the July twenty fourth Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 pay-per-view will function a extra trio of heavyweight tussles, together with a conflict of unbeaten prospects, long-brewing rematch, and the newest from one of the vital promising up-and-comers within the division.
The co-feature pits High Rank product Efe Ajagba (15-0, 12 KO) towards PBC’s Frank Sanchez (18-0, 13 KO). Ajagba, a former Olympian, lately bounced again from an uninspiring determination over Jonnie Rice with a Knockout of the Year candidate against Brian Howard, whereas Sanchez was final seen taking a weird technical decision over veteran Nagy Aguilera. There are questions on each males’s ceilings, nevertheless it’s a well-matched conflict of heavyweights beneath 30, which you don’t see all that usually.
“I’m honored to be preventing on the Fury-Wilder III pay-per-view because the co-main occasion,” mentioned Ajagba. “I’ve been patiently ready for this chance to showcase my expertise. My followers — and critics — can count on to see extra jabs, head motion, footwork and energy in each arms towards Frank Sánchez. July 24 goes to be a particular evening for ‘The One and Solely’ Efe Ajagba.”
“I’m excited to make my case as the highest heavyweight title contender on the most effective pay-per-view card of the 12 months,” mentioned Sánchez. “I look ahead to preventing Efe Ajagba and popping out victorious. Boxing followers wish to see the most effective struggle the most effective. Folks say Efe Ajagba is averted, and that’s precisely why I selected to struggle him. Followers can count on an ideal struggle between two undefeated heavyweights July 24.”
Earlier within the night, Robert Helenius (30-3, 13 KO) and Adam Kownacki (20-1, 15 KO) lastly run again their March 2020 battle, which saw Helenius batter the heavily-favored Brooklynite in four. Although finally overshadowed by the likes of Jeison Rosario vs. Julian Williams and Teofimo Lopez vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko when awards season rolled round, it stays one of many 12 months’s largest shockers.
“I’m trying ahead to repeating my first efficiency towards Kownacki on July 24,” mentioned Helenius. “Boxing followers can count on one other unbelievable struggle with my hand raised in victory as soon as once more. All of Finland can be behind me after I present the world why I’m most deserving of a world title struggle. My solely aim is to be world champion and sadly for Adam he stands in my method.”
“I’m very excited to be again within the ring,” mentioned Kownacki. “The pandemic made issues exhausting for everybody, however issues are getting again to regular. Being part of an all-heavyweight pay-per-view like this feels nice, and it’s an ideal factor for followers of our sport.
This pay-per-view can be action-packed from high to backside. I can’t wait to get my revenge towards Robert Helenius. It’s been a protracted 12 months ready for the rematch, however I’ll be getting a victory on July 24. I really feel like issues will get again to regular and I’ll show that I’m one of many high heavyweights on this planet.”
The opener pits surging 21-year-old Jared Anderson (9-0, 9 KO) towards Russia’s Vladimir Tereshkin (22-0-1, 12 KO). Anderson was a terrific novice and appears poised to turn into a terrific professional after quite a few robust performances, most notably a beatdown of Kingsley Ibeh, whereas Tereshkin takes a step up in school after constructing a fluffy document.