I’ll prove myself as a champ - Joseph Agbeko

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Joseph Agbeko
Joseph Agbeko

Former bantamweight World Champion, Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko, has promised to make a successful comeback when he returns to the ring on June 30 to fight Kenya’s Nick Otieno in an international super bantamweight contest at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

Agbeko, who held the IBF title twice from 2007 to 2011, stressed that he was ready to stage a comeback to a World title challenge by defeating Otieno on the night.

“I will have to stop Nick Otieno, if I have to realise my dreams of climbing back to the top.

“He is a strong boxer who will be up for a challenge, but I can assure Ghanaians of a victory on the night,"King Kong confidently told the Daily Graphic yesterday.

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Dubbed the “Legacy Fight Night" and put together by Fresh King Entertainment, Agbeko said he believed the bout was time for him to prove himself to Ghanaians that he was still active in the sport.

Agbeko possesses a better record than Otieno having won 31 fights out of a possible 36 and losing five while the latter has fought 31 times with 11 defeats. 

When asked about his preparations towards the fight, Agbeko noted that he had been in the gym always to make sure he was fit to face his opponent.

The “Legacy Fight Night" is scheduled to witness undercards on the night such as a national lightweight championship between Michael Punch and Felix Ajom, George Ashie to slug it out with Ben Ankrah in a Super lightweight contest with a super welterweight contest involving Patrick Allotey and Kofi Manu.

Aryee Ayittey will fight Abdul Karim in a middleweight contest as well as an International Super Middleweight contest between Bastie Samie and Raoul Lokoossou.

Sponsors of the bout include McDan Group of Companies, Goldline Mining LTD Ghana, Special Energy Drink, Kenya Energy Drink, Kenya Airways, Oceanic Resort, Stanbic Bank, Adidas Ghana and Appointed Times Screen.