Joseph Agbeko faces Tanzanian boxer on August 27 in Accra

BY: Kweku Zurek
Joseph Agbeko
Joseph Agbeko

Three-time world bantamweight champion, Joseph Kingkong Agbeko will return to the ring after a year's absence to take on Tanzania's Haji Mwalugo Juma on August 27 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The ten round non-title contest which has been dubbed “FIGHT FOR PEACE” is being organised by Fresh King Entertainment (FKE).

According to the organisers, the bout is Agbeko’s way of promoting peace before and after the December 7th elections.

Agbeko, 35, will also be hoping to improve improve on his fight record (35 wins-5 losses) when he faces the 36-year-old Tanzanian who has already lost eight times in 29 outings.

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A statement issued by FKE on Thursday said Agbeko will have some of his friends in the entertainment industry supporting him on the night.

The fight is also a warm up for Joseph Kingkong Agbeko’s September 30 fight with a yet to be named opponent at The D Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas in the United States and will be promoted by Roy Jones Promotions.

“Agbeko is glad to contribute his quota to the many peace campaigns in the country as we approach a very crucial election in our country’s history," the statement signed by Eben Noye, the CEO of FKE said. 

"We can’t take the peace we currently enjoy for granted. I believe boxing is the only legal fight and I entreat all who want to use violence or fight to settle disputes to join me in the ring to slug it out.”

The statement added that information regarding press and media workout as well as tickets for the fight will be announced soon.