Wilder’s sparring sparring player Akpegiori fails to stop an opponent for the first time


Center Stage, Atlanta, USA. In the main event of the show, the heavyweight prospect (over 90.7 kg), a native of Nigeria, Rafael Akpejiori (14-0, 13 KOs), who is known for sparring with ex-world champion Deontay Wilder, confidently finished off the seasoned American journiman Terrell Jamal Woods (28-51-9, 20 KOs), but failed to finish ahead of time. In fact, Woods very rarely loses early.

Akpegiori acted correctly and prudently: he kept the opponent on the jab, controlled the distance and pace. Woods had local success only in the 3rd three-minute period, but he spent its ending at the ropes and was close to capitulation – he did not calculate his endurance.

The favorite kept the opponent on the jab until the final gong, without giving him a single chance to change anything. The judges unanimously gave him the win.

Accegiori UD 8.

Also within the framework of the evening, the American ex-contender light heavyweight (up to 79.4 kg) Steve Jeffrard (19-3, 13 KOs) finished off the Colombian Alex Teran (23-7, 15 KOs).

After five one-sided rounds, the underdog decided to recuse himself.

Jeffrard RTD 5.

And here is the fight between the Mexican veteran Alfredo Angulo (26-8, 21 KO) and the journeyman from Colombia declared in the super middleweight limit (up to 76.2 kg) Fidel Monterrosa (40-29-1, 32 KOs) did not take place. The reason for the cancellation of the fight is not reported.