Ajagba, a native of Ughelli in Delta State, Nigeria, did the country proud in the early hours of Sunday, January 15, 2023.

The 28-year-old put on a dominating display to record a unanimous decision victory against Shaw at Turning Stone Resort Casino in New York.

Shaw entered as a replacement for WBC jumperweight champion Oscar Rivas.

The American had a decent outing in the 10 rounds, but Ajagba was the better fighter as he landed 90 of 350 jabs according to CompuBox.

The three judges Eric Marlinski, John McKaie and Don Trella scored the fight 96-94 in favor of Ajagba.

Speaking after the fight, Ajagba said: “I went back to the corner and they told me to drop my hands, keep throwing punches, my jab.”

“I controlled the fight, that’s how I won the fight.” She tried to land the big shots.

“I watched him to see what he was going to do. She kept throwing the jab, using it more.”

Ajagba took to social media to post video photos of the fight to celebrate his victory.

One photo that has gone viral is of Ajagba sharing a kiss with his partner Tiya Renee.

His partner posted the photo of them kissing with a message that read: “Super proud of you tonight. Keep climbing the ladder.”

Ajagba also praised Tiya with the same photo and a caption reading, “My fiancé and my teams, thank you all for pushing me through.

“Good fight, good win. Definitely looking forward to the next one soon.”

Ajagba, known as the silent roller, now has impressive victories against Shaw and the Hungarian Jozsef Darmos.

He is expected to get a big fight backed by Top Rank Boxing and ESPN later in the year.