Apochi targets Top 10 spot in 2021
Jan. 07, 2021
US-based Nigerian boxer, Efetobor Apochi, says one of his targets in 2021 is to make it to the Top 10 ranking of the cruiserweight category, and contend for a title.
Apochi, who represented Nigeria at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, turned professional in 2017 but is currently not in the Top 15 cruiserweight ranked boxers in the world despite posting an impressive record of 10 knockout wins in 10 professional career fights.
To break into the Top 10, Apochi will need more wins in 2021 to climb up the ladder and will also have to defeat some of the division’s top boxers.
“The target is to fight one of the top boxers for my next fight and that’s the job of my manager and promoter. I already sat with them, told them what I want and I’m sure they’ll do their best to get me the big fights.
“I know they are trying to bring the WBC cruiserweight title fight to the US and I will do all it takes to position myself for it.”
The WBC cruiserweight title is held by experienced Congolese, Ilunga Makabu, (28, 25, 2, 0) who is unbeaten in his last nine fights. He knocked out Nigerian, Olanrewaju Durodola, at the Makeshift Arena in Kinshasa, Congo last December to retain his title.