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Friday Ahunanya

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Nickname(s)  The 13th
Wins by KO  13
Martial art  Boxing
Rated at  Heavyweight
Name  Friday Ahunanya
Division  Heavyweight

Nationality  Nigerian
Role  Boxer
Total fights  36
Wins  24
Height  1.83 m
Stance  Orthodox stance
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Real name  Friday Chinedu Ahunanya
Born  19 November 1971 (age 44) Port Harcourt, Nigeria (1971-11-19)
Similar People  David Tua, Alonzo Butler, Ike Ibeabuchi

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Friday Chinedu Ahunanya (born 19 November 1971 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria) is a professional boxer. He is a journeyman heavyweight best known for beating several undefeated prospects and for his appearances on ESPN fight cards.


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He fights out of Las Vegas, NV and is the current holder of the PABA heavyweight title and NABA heavyweight title.

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Known as Friday "The 13th", Ahunanya began his career in 1998 with a good deal of promise, winning his first 16 fights including a victory over undefeated (16-0-1) Nate Jones. In 2001 he lost a decision to undefeated (15-0) Olympian and future titlist Serguei Lyakhovich. In 2002 he handed French Olympian Josue Blocus his first loss.

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In 2004 had his only early loss when hit in the eye in the 4th by Lance Whitaker. The loss to Whitaker was the beginning of decline for Ahunanya. He went on to lose to Taurus Sykes in New Mexico, who was not highly regarded in spite of his 22-1-1 record in 2005, arguably the low point of his career.

He then drew with fringe contender Dominick Guinn, and then was competitive in losing efforts against undefeated prospects Sultan Ibragimov (Olympic silver medalist) and 6-0 Olympic Gold medalist Alexander Povetkin.

In 2007 he rebounded by handing 19-0 New Zealand prospect Shane Cameron his first loss by knocking him down twice in the 12th and final round, after the second knockdown the referee intervened and stopped the contest, earning him a TKO victory. In 2008 he stopped another undefeated prospect in Alonzo Butler.

Friday Lost to David Tua in March 2010 in New Zealand via decision. However Friday and his manager claimed Friday should have won, and would have if the fight had been in the USA. After further review it was obvious that David Tua won the fight by unanimous decision.


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