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Joseph Agbeko

Rigondeaux dominates Agbeko; Macklin defeats Russ; Kirkland stops Tapia

In a fight that should have never been made, WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion (13-0, 8 KO's) easily beat a ring-rusty veteran Joseph Agbeko (29-5m 22 KO's) in winning a ridiculously easy 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Rigondeaux was too fast for Agbeko, and was able to hit him cleanly with left hands all night long. Agbeko tried [...]

Weights: Rigondeaux 121, Agbeko 121.6

Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark telecast tripleheader airs at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO telecast kicks off live from Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Atlantic City when middleweights Matthew Macklin and Lamar Russ square off in a 10-round contest. Undefeated contender Glen Tapia meets seasoned veteran James Kirkland in a 10-round bout at a catchweight of 156 lbs. Saturday’s [...]

Will Agbeko Perform Better Than Donaire Against Rigondeaux?

Nonito Donaire and Joseph Agbeko both became well established names in boxing circles following impressive victories against Vic Darchinyan. More than 6 years ago, when still a relative unknown, Donaire was the first to defeat Darchinyan in a shocking upset knockout. From there Donaire coasted and ultimately earned universal elite status recognition. Many people felt Donaire's great run would continue [...]

Joseph Agbeko – Profile

JOSEPH KING KONG AGBEKO Age: 33 (3-22-80 – Joseph said this is his correct date of birth; Fight Fax has 3-22-77) Residence: Accra, Ghana Birthplace: Accra, Ghana Record: 29-4, 22 KOs Height: 5’5.5” Reach: 65.5” Stance: Righthanded Manager: Frank Espinoza Trainer: Roger Mayweather JOSEPH KING KONG AGBEKO (29-4, 22 KOs)... • Ranked IBF #11, WBC #24 at 118 pounds; WBO #10 at 122 [...]

Agbeko Wants Santa Cruz

Joseph Agbeko is offering an early holiday present for boxing fans by proposing a fight between himself and newly crowned WBC Super-bantamweight Champion Leo Santa Cruz. “What a great fight and challenge it would be. Two action fighters going head to head. Santa Cruz doesn’t take a backward step. He keeps throwing punches constantly,” Agbeko said. “I’m an all action fighter. It’s [...]

Free Agent Joseph KingKong Agbeko Wants The Best

Out of sight and out of mind has finally ended for former two-time world champion Joseph KingKong Agbeko. After being trapped in a two-year on-and-off legal dispute with promoter Don King, Agbeko finally secured his promotional release last week and is ready to challenge any of leading names from 118 to 126. There is one name topping Agbeko’s wish list, Guillermo Rigondeaux, the talented two-time [...]

Agbeko holds no grudge against Russel Mora

Former IBF Bantamweight titlist, Joseph King Kong Agbeko will be more than happy to shake hands and warmly embrace American referee, Russel Mora any day. Agbeko was at the suffering end of one of the most controversial boxing officiatings ever in his first fight against Mexican Abner Mares in August 2011 as referee Mora failed to punish Mares for several low blows much to the chagrin of Agbeko and [...]

Agbeko and Melendez to light Accra tonight

By Prince Dornu-Leiku - The countdown is over and the moment of truth is upon us later tonight in the Ghanaian capital, Accra when former world champion, Joseph King Kong Agbeko finally returns to the ring for the first time since December 2011, exactly six years to the day since he last fought in the homeland and on his 33rd birthday. Agbeko takes on Colombian slugger, Luis Melendez for the IBO [...]

Joshua Clottey backs Agbeko to beat Melendez

By Prince Dornu-Leiku -- Former IBF Welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey is confident compatriot Joseph King Kong Agbeko will overcome eColombia’s Luis Mendelez to win the IBO Bantamweight title when they clash in Accra on March 24. Clottey was present at the Bridge Boxing Gym in the Ghanaian capital on Thursday when Agbeko held an open training session beamed live to the world by Ghana’s leading [...]

Agbeko holds media workout in Accra ahead of Mendelez fight

By Prince Dornu-Leiku - Former world boxing champion, Joseph King Kong Agbeko says he is in the top shape of his life as he prepares to face Colombian slugger, Luis Mendelez for the IBO Bantamweight belt in Accra on March 24. The Ghanaian returns to the ring for the first time since losing the rematch of the epic battle against Abner Mares in December 2011 when he fights Mendelez in the Ghanaian [...]

Agbeko fights for IBO title in Ghana February 22

By Prince Dornu-Leiku: Former IBF Bantamweight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko returns to the ring on February 22 against Colombian Luis Melendez for the vacant International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Bantamweight belt when he fights in Accra for the first time in 6 years. Scheduled for 12 rounds at the Accra Sports Stadium, it will be the former two-time world champion’s first bout since losing [...]