PHOTOS + Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko Pleads To Ghanaians: Support Me To Beat Luis Melendez For The Vacant IBO Bantamweight Title!

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Former IBF Bantamweight champion, Joseph Agbeko (28-4, 22KOs) is pleading with Ghanaians to come to the Accra Sports Stadium in their numbers to support him to win the vacant International Boxing Organisation against Luiz (34-8-1, 25KOs).

After losing twice to Mexican undefeated boxer Abner Mares Martinez who is the current WBC Super Bantamweight Champion in 2011, Ghanaian boxer, Joseph King Kong Agbeko will be making amends with a comeback fight against Colombian Luiz Melendez Alvarez for the vacant IBO Bantamweight title.

The bout is scheduled for March 22 at the Accra Sports Stadium. Joseph King Kong Agbeko spoke to GhanaCelebrities.Com after a media workout for the bout that promises to be exciting.

GhanaCelebrities.Com: Can you tell us little information about your bout against Luis Melendez?

Joseph Agbeko:  My name is Joseph King Kong Agbeko. I’m preparing for my upcoming fight against Luis Melendez for the vacant IBF Bantamweight championship. This fight is going to place in Accra Sports Stadium, Ghana on March 22. I have been in the gym for some time now; I have been working very hard.

I’m very fit right now. We are working on lots of things. I’m in very good condition, very good tactical training. Very fit physically, psychological, mentally I’m ready to bout.

GhanaCelebrities.Com: I can see you are training vigorously. What’s your training routine like?

Joseph Agbeko:  I have been doing gym work in the morning. I also do lots of road work in the evening. I think everything is going on well now. I’m very fit to face Luiz Melendez.

GhanaCelebrities.Com: I’m sure you have watched or seen videos of your opposite. How would you access him?

Joseph Agbeko:  I have watched him several times. He’s very durable. He takes his time to fight. He takes his time to make sure he gets the target before he throws a punch. He doesn’t just go in like that. He can endure punishment. He’s very strong. He’s been fighting 12 rounds for a very long time. He’s very experienced. He’s had a lot of fights. So I know I’m not just going to stand in front of just a normal boxer but a boxer who is very experienced. I believe with my hard work at training, it will pay off come bout day.

GhanaCelebrities.Com: From what you have said, it looks like you really know him. How can you access your chances against him?

Joseph Agbeko:  I believe March 22 is going to be a big day for me and Ghanaians. I believe Luis Melendez is coming out with all his guts. But with my preparation, I know definitely we will come out victorious. If not knockout then unanimous decision in my favour.

GhanaCelebrities.Com: What’s your final message to Ghanaians as you embark on the journey to be a World Champion once again?

Joseph Agbeko:  I want all Ghanaians to come to the stadium in their numbers. I really need their support, most importantly for this particular fight being staged in Ghana. I need them to cheer me, to motivate me, to push me harder for me to be able to win this fight. It’s not a fight for Joseph Agbeko but it’s a fight for the entire nation. So they have to come in their numbers to support me.

GhanaCelebrities.Com: Thank you Agbeko and good luck.

Joseph Agbeko:  Thank you too!

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