By Ishmael Martey
Saturday December 7th will certainly mark a new age in the boxing career of Ghana’s Joseph Agbeko. Surely, there will be more than the WBO and WBA Super-Batamweight titles at stake when the Ghanaian and his Cuban opponent Guillermo Rigondeaux mount the ring in the Broadwalk Hall in the Atlantic City.
The two are coming from different backgrounds with regard to recent fights and form. While Agbeko, a three-time world champion, has not stepped in the ring in over a year and winning just one of his last three fights, Rigondeaux has been on quite impressive form, beating the hell out of Donaire in his last fight, putting up a performance many regarded as a tactical master class.Plus he also comes with a record of 12-0 with 8 KOs.
Ghana Boxing legend, Azumah Nelson has stated that the 33 year old fresh King-Kong Agbeko should quit the sport, if he fails to come out tops of Saturday’s bout and clearly many pundits will agree with him following his uninspiring form in the ring lately. But as to whether or not Agbeko will adhere to that advise or not remains very much uncertain.