The Silent Roller’s Roaring Revenge: Efe Ajagba Halts Joe Goodall in Title Defense
After a decade-long wait, “The Silent Roller” thundered back with a vengeance, and the echoes resounded through the Tahoe Blue Event Center in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, tonight.
Efe Ajagba, the Nigerian powerhouse (19-1, 14 KOs), stood tall defending his WBC Silver heavyweight crown, dismantling Australia’s Joe Goodall (10-2-1, 9 KOs) with a stunning fourth-round stoppage on Saturday evening.
Rewind to their amateur days in 2014, Goodall snatched a victory by decision. Fast forward to the present, Ajagba’s transformation into a more devastating force was unmistakable.
The bout opened with Ajagba’s jabs and right hands cutting through the air, even as Goodall tried to bridge the gap. By the third round, Ajagba’s right uppercuts sent shockwaves through Goodall, foreshadowing the end. In the fourth, Ajagba unleashed a one-two combination, sparking off a barrage that left the referee no choice but to halt the skirmish just 50 seconds in.
Ajagba reflected on his journey back to the ring, attributing a surge in confidence to his partnership with Stephen Shaw since January 2023 and his arduous training regime that fortified him for this bout.
Ajagba’s gaze is set firmly on the horizon, ready to take on any challenger tossed his way, with discussions pending with his team.
Raymond “Danger” Muratalla Announces His Arrival with a Bang
The co-feature bout saw Raymond “Danger” Muratalla (19-0, 16 KOs) serve a fierce notice to the lightweight division. The 26-year-old successfully defended his regional titles, dealing a crushing eighth-round knockout to the erstwhile undefeated Diego Torres (18-1, 17 KOs).
Commanding the ring from the start, Muratalla dictated the pace, delivering precise blows while expertly sidestepping any potential counters. His decisive left hook in the eighth sent Torres spiraling to the mat.
Despite Torres’ attempt to rise, the referee read the writing on the wall and called an end to the contest at 1:45.
Post-fight, Muratalla didn’t mince words, expressing his hunger for a title shot and vowing to take on any champion, showcasing the fruits of his labor and his readiness for grander stages.