Agbeko returns against Kenya’s Otieno in Accra June 9

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Former 2-time IBF Bantamweight champion of the world, Joseph King Kong Agbeko (31-5, 23 KOs) makes a return to the ring again next month when he takes on experienced Kenyan slugger, Nick Otieno (31-11, 13 KOs) at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra as part of Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary celebrations.

On a bill dubbed ‘Legacy Boxing Night’ put together by Agbeko’s own Fresh King Entertainment in collaboration with StarTimes TV and the Ghana@60 Secretariat come June 9, the also former IBO Bantamweight champion hopes to rekindle his undying belief to once again win a world title with a good performance and victory against Otieno, a former UBO, IBF International and WBC International Bantamweight champion

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Agbeko faces tough Galahad test in London Feb 4

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Former two-time IBF Bantamweight champion of the world, Joseph King Kong Agbeko returns to the ring on February 4 when he takes on highly rated Kid Galahad on the under card of the Eubank Jnr vrs Quilan clash at the Olympia, London, UK.

Agbeko (31-5, 23 KOs), also a former IBO super Bantamweight champion has not given up on the dream of annexing the world title again and claimed a unanimous points victory over Haji Juma of Tanzania in Accra in his first fight in 17 months back on October 18 last year.

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Joseph Agbeko in second comeback fight

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Former two-time IBF Bantamweight champion, Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko (30-5-0, 23KO) is scheduled to return to the ring this Friday (October 28th) in his second fight since Guillermo Rigondeaux shut him out in December 2013. Agbeko dispatched of Filipino fighter Juanito Rubillar (then 50-23-7, 24KO) in May of last year, knocking out the over-matched journeyman before the end of the fourth round.

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Joseph Agbeko vs. Juanito Rubillar headline “The Return” this Saturday at the El Paso Memorial Coliseum

Three-times World Champion, Joseph Agbeko, 29-5 (22 KOs) from Accra, Ghana, Africa, will return to the ring for the first time in over 13 months to square off against Philippines’ Juanito Rubillar, ex WBC Continental Americas Light Flyweight Champion, 49-22-7 (24 KO) in the main event of the card called “The Return”, on Saturday May 30th at El Paso Memorial Coliseum in El Paso, Texas.

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Rigondeaux dominates Agbeko; Macklin defeats Russ; Kirkland stops Tapia

rigon65In 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 hard to land his shots, but he was too slow and way out of out of his class.

It was one of those fights where the class between the two fighters was too far apart for the fight to be competitive. No doubt, Agbeko could have been more aggressive to try and win the fight, but it looked like he made up his mind he was just going to go the distance and not do what he needed to in order to win the fight.

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Will Agbeko Perform Better Than Donaire Against Rigondeaux?

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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 for the foreseeable future, and it had until he was outclassed by Guillermo Rigondeaux earlier this year.

Rigondeaux made Donaire look absolutely terrible. In fact Rigondeaux was so dominant that it left fans searching for answers. Was Rigondeaux really that good? Was Donaire perhaps a bit overrated? Is Donaire on the slide? A bad style match up? An off night? Too reliant on his power? Whatever the case may be, Donaire’s style was awful and entirely ineffective against Rigondeaux. Donaire more closely resembled a rank amateur than a solidified P4P superstar. It was simply a masterful performance from the Cuban sensation.

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Agbeko holds no grudge against Russel Mora

Agbeko painFormer 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 the boxing world.

In the event, the Ghanaian lost the IBF belt which he then held and even though the IBF ordered an immediate rematch barely four months later, Agbeko was not in his groove and lost that one via a unanimous verdict.

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Joshua Clottey backs Agbeko to beat Melendez

Joshua Clottey interviews AgbekoBy 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 sports television station, Metro TV. And Clottey who was even made to mockingly interview Agbeko live on TV, believes King Kong is primed for victory.

“At this stage with just a week to the fight, he doesn’t need to train so hard but just focus on his speed. I think with what I’ve seen here today, Agbeko is in good shape and will go for the win. I’m sure he will win by a knockout, even if he doesn’t knock him out then he will win by a wide margin,” Joshua Clottey said at the event.

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Agbeko holds media workout in Accra ahead of Mendelez fight

Agbeko and Coach Asare at the Media workoutBy 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 capital next weekend, the first top level world title fight in this country in over 25 years.

Fit, strong and healthy, Agbeko invited the Ghanaian media to watch him train under the tutelage of new coach, Ofori Asare who is renowned for his great work with many of Ghana’s best amateur boxers over the years.

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