The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Monday, has congratulated Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Efe Ajagba, on his latest victory over America’s Brian Howard.
The New Diplomat had reported that Ajagba defeated his American rival in an emphatic manner at the Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States(U.S.).
Ajagba defeated Howard in the round three of the competition, after his right hand caught Howard’s chin.
With this lastest win, the 2016 Nigerian Olympian recorded the 12th knockout win of his career.
Reacting, Senator Omo-Agege described the Ughelli-born boxer as a rising star not only of the Urhobo nation, but also Delta State, Nigeria and Africa at large.
Omo-Agege, who represents Delta Central Senatorial District at the Senate, described Ajagba as a proud son of Urhobo, adding that he showed “resilience, bravery and high level of competitiveness” which are the attributes known with the Urhobo people.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Deputy President of the Senate, Yomi Odunuga.
Omo-Agege, in the statement also encouraged the youths of Nigeria to participate more in Sports, stating that the country is rich with many talented youths.
The statement reads, “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 associate with your success over the years as we look forward to more victories from you 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 as we continue to encourage our youth in sports participation.”