Two-time world bantamweight champion, Joseph "Kingkong" Agbeko is hopeful that an impressive display against his Tanzanian opponent Haji Mwalugo Juma on August 27 will land him a world title shot later in the year.
Agbeko (30 wins, five losses, 0 draws), is scheduled to engage his unheralded opponent in a bout tagged, "Fight for Peace" at the Accra Sports Stadium.
However, the 35-year-old bantamweight told the Graphic Sports in an interview last Monday that he was ready for the bout and confident that he would win the fight.
"First of all, this fight is a very important fight for me. It is one of the fights that will prepare me for the big fight," said Agbeko who owns promotional outfit, Fresh King Entertainment.
"My team is working on getting me a title shot before the close of the year. One is on August 27 in Accra and the other is on September 30 in the US. So, this fight means a lot to me".
According to Agbeko, he has no knowledge about his August 27 opponent Mwalugo (16 wins, eight losses and five draws) but is relying on the guidance of his trainer, Ofori Asare, to win.
"I don't have to know anything about my opponent. I have been in this sport for some time and seen different fighters and fighting styles.
"My coach is preparing me and he is the one, who is studying my opponent. I don't want to take my mind there. Whatever my coach tells me I will work on it and deliver," Agbeko said.