Ethasor Raphael Akpejiori (born 10 October 1990) is a Nigerian professional boxer.
Ethasor Raphael Akpejiori was born on 10 October 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria. He has five siblings. In 2008, at the age of 17, he moved to Wichita, Kansas, on a basketball scholarship, where he attended Sunrise Christian Academy. In 2010, he moved to Miami, Florida, after being recruited by the University of Miami basketball team, eventually switching to play American football and gaining a place at the Miami Dolphins' rookie training camp.
Professional boxing career
Promoted by CES Boxing and trained by former world champion Glen Johnson, Akpejiori made his professional debut on 14 September 2018, scoring a first-round technical knockout (TKO) victory over Omar Acosta at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Following another first-round TKO win over James Advincola in November, Akpejiori scored three more first-round stoppage wins in 2019; a knockout (KO) over Leo Cassiani in June; and TKOs over Johan Lopez in July and Jose Pulido in August. Akpejiori's first fight of 2020 was a second-round TKO win against Mike Ford in January.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|6 fights||6 wins||0 losses|
|6||Win||6–0||Mike Ford||TKO||2 (6), 0:47||17 Jan 2020||Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Florida, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Jose Pulido||TKO||2 (6)||17 Aug 2019||Plaza Principal de Pacho, Pacho, Columbia|
|4||Win||4–0||Johan Lopez||TKO||1 (4), 2:59||26 Jul 2019||Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Leo Cassiani||KO||1 (4), 2:45||15 Jun 2019||Parque Central, Tolú, Columbia|
|2||Win||2–0||James Advincola||TKO||1 (4), 0:49||21 Nov 2018||Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Omar Acosta||TKO||1 (4), 0:59||14 Sep 2018||Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island, U.S.|