Coach Anthony Konyegwachie has apologised for the loss of his ward, Efe Ajagba in the quarter final round against Kazakh’s Ivan Dychko.
‘’We promised a knockout before the fight but it did not go that way. I am sorry. His opponent was also a tough boxer and ranked number two. No excuses, he was a better boxer of the night. I only need to apologise to millions of Nigerians who waited and prayed for our success’’, the coach said.
He however blamed inadequate preparation for the loss of Ajagba. ‘’He is the only boxer brought here by Nigeria. The weight was too heavy on him. He had no sparring partner and we did not come with anyone. He trained alone. Ajagba is a good boxer. If he had everything to prepare, it won’t have ended this way. All the same, I apologise to Nigerians and pray for better preparation next time’’.