After signing a co-promotional agreement with now WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (2018), Top Rank’s CEO Bob Arum has been busy signing more heavyweights.
After the Tyson Fury signing, he has also inked 2016 Olympic gold medal winner Tony Yoka, Carlos Takam, Jared Anderson, Guido Vianello, Oscar Rivas and eyebrow-raising power puncher Efe Ajagba (13-0, 11 KOs).
Manager of Ajagba, James Prince has high hopes for his heavyweight to develop into a champion.
“I think he is a really great prospect and has a lot of room to grow,” Prince told Yahoo Sports. “He kind of reminds me of [Basketball Hall of Famer] Hakeem Olajuwon in terms of his athletic ability and the things he can do. He has a lot of room to grow as a fighter.”
Top Rank president Todd duBoef added “We’ve talked a lot about the talented young heavyweights coming up behind Fury, [Deontay] Wilder and [Anthony] Joshua.”
“No matter how much you tell them, ‘Hey, these little guys in the lower weights are more exciting and make better fights,’ the people love the f–king heavyweights,” Arum told Yahoo Sports.
“There is nothing wrong with stocking up on some talented young heavyweights and putting them out there. I mean, these guys all have a lot of ability and we can put a lot of good fights on with them.”