Efe Ajagba bids to continue his rise back to the big time when he faces Joe Goodall in Lake Tahoe on Saturday night (November 4).
The Texas-based Nigerian saw his march towards heavyweight title reckoning stopped in its tracks when he dropped a clear decision to slick Cuban Frank Sanchez on the Fury vs Wilder 3 undercard in October 2021.
After that Ajagba underwent surgery on painful elbows which were hampering his ability to throw those trademark bombs which had put paid to many opponents earlier in his career.
Since that surgery, the now 29-year-old Ajagba (18-1 with 13 wins inside distance) has fought three times and notched three victories. The opposition though was pretty average at best – Zhan Kossobutskiy, Stephan Shaw and Jozsef Darmos are unlikely to scare any top heavies.
The 31-year-old Australian Goodall meanwhile comes in with a 10-1-1 record (9 inside distance) but there is nobody of real note on his resume so far.
How to watch Ajagba vs Goodall live
When does Ajagba vs Goodall start?
Ring walks are expected to be around 2300 EST (2000 PST) in the United States on Saturday November 5, and around 0400 on Sunday November 5 in the UK.
What are the odds for Ajagba vs Goodall
Not surprisingly, Ajagba is a heavy favourite to improve his record to 19-1.
UK bookmakers have Efe as a 1/8 favourite while Goodall is a 5/1 outsider with the Draw at 20/1.
US sportsbooks meanwhile are preparing a similar script – Ajagba is -625, Goodall is +520 and the Draw is +1800.