HEAVYWEIGHT prospect Efe Ajagba was dropped moments after he heavily staggered his opponent Iago Kiladze in a “crazy sequence”.
Unbeaten Nigerian Ajagba was on the way to a 10th career KO after he dropped Kiladze in the second round.
And in the third the 25-year-old looked to again be closing in on his opponent after a right hand sent Kiladze tottering backwards on seriously shaky legs.
Georgian Kiladze, barely standing, then beckons over Kiladze, who complies and begins recklessly swinging hooks.
However, a careless Ajagba was then floored himself as the fight was turned on its head.
A brilliant right hand over the top sent the undefeated heavyweight to the canvas.
Ajagba rose to his feet, and went on to score a KO win in round five, surviving the early scare.
The 2014 Commonwealth bronze medalist vowed to learn from the mistakes he made during the thrilling fight.
Ajagba said: “When I got knocked down, I didn’t see the punch coming. I tried to hit him with the left hook and that’s when I got caught.
“He has a lot of experience and he’s a good fighter. This kind of fight will help me perform better in the future.
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“This guy was a good fighter and he can take a lot of shots. I missed a lot of shots.
“Ronnie Shields, my trainer, kept telling me to work behind the jab and come back with the hook. It’s something that I have to learn to do.
“I made some mistakes, but I will go back to the gym and work on it. I’ll do better next time.”