By Deji Elumoyein
The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has congratulated Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Efe Ajagba, for defeating American Brian Howard, stressing that he is a rising star.
The 2016 Nigerian Olympian and rising heavyweight contender at the weekend made another strong statement with the 12th knockout win of his career by delivering an emphatic third-round knockout of Brian Howard in front of a sold out crowd at the Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Omo-Agege, in a congratulatory message by his Media Adviser, Yomi Odunuga, described the Ughelli-born boxer as a rising star not only of the Urhobo nation in particular but also of Delta State, Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
He stressed the need for the youth to emulate Ajagba’s can-do spirit by pushing themselves to the limit adding that there will be no basis for stopping them.
The ranking Senator said: “Efe Ajagba is a proud son of Urhobo. We are known for our resilience, bravery and high level of competitiveness in all walks of life. He holds the record for the fastest victory in boxing history after his opponent was disqualified for leaving the ring one second after the opening bell. As an Amateur, he won gold medal at the 2015 African Games and bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“We are proud to be associated with his success over the years as we look forward to more victories from him in the near future. We use this medium to call on our youth to learn and emulate the Ajagba spirit of never giving up even in the face of challenges,” concludes the deputy senate president.