#RioOlympics: Boxer, Efe Ajagba crashes out in quarterfinals

Nigeria’s only boxer at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics Efe Ajagba has crashed out of the Games.

The 22-year-old who was one of the country’s medal hopefuls lost his quarter-final bout to Kazakhstan’s Ivan Dychko by unanimous decision in the Super Heavyweight 91kg category.

Dychko’s height was a problem from Ajagba as he capitalised on the Nigerian’s inexperience, as he was awarded 10-10-10 by all three judges against Ajagba’s 9-9-9 in round one.

The Kazakhstan was handed the same points (10-10-10) as against Ajagba’s (9-9-9) by the judges in round two and three.

It took Ajagba just 23 seconds to knockout his Trinidad & Tobago opponent Nigel Paul in the second round needed to qualify for the semi finals by defeating Dychko to secure a medal for Nigeria.

Nigerians will now bank on the football team to return home with a medal as the Dream Team Six face Germany in the semi finals on Wednesday night.

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