“I would be a world champion again” – Agbeko
Joseph “Fresh King” Agbeko, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Bantamweight world champion, has vowed to reclaim a world title, by the end of the year.
The reigning World Boxing Organisation (WBO) African Bantamweight champion, Agbeko would defend his title against Tanzania’s Shabani Hashimu Zeberi on Good Friday, April 19, in Keta, in the Volta Region.
Agbeko, currently ranked number two in the WBO Africa Bantamweight rankings, in an interview with the GNA Sports said, he was confident that victory in the bout would improve his rank and propel to him to bid for a world title by the end of the year.
The 39-year old boxer said, he was aware of his opponent’s energy level, because of his youthful nature and therefore had prepared well to outwit him.
Agbeko, however, described the call for him to retire as unfortunate.
He said, he was still active and had the ability to carry on, as he takes inspiration from Africa’s finest boxer Azumah Nelson.
He called on the media and Ghanaians to support athletes who have the experience in the sports rather than forcing retirement on them.
“They should encourage and push us as far as we still have the passion for the sports because I win, I win for all of us.”