By Edmund Bobie
Sena Agbeko, raising Ghanaian boxer will make his U.S debut against Raymond Gatica (13-2, 8 Kos) in the Boxinco tournament organised by ESPN and Banner Promotions.
Agbeko (15-0, 15 KOs) also known as 'Lord of The Ring' who holds a phenomenal knockout record is certain he will be victorious in the competition.
"I’m going to win the tournament, I believe 100 percent that I could beat the rest of the seven guys in the bracket if I had too; because I’m the hardest working guy in this tournament", he told The Boxing Tribune.
The 21-year-old has set his sights on being a future World Champion to come out of Ghana; his desire is to emulate success chalked by the likes of Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Joshua Clottey and Joseph Agbeko.
"A lot of times fighters coming from Africa haven’t been given much respect, I have the chance to change that and create a new era for African guys like me. I want to be the one in recent times to bring about the respect for African fighters like Azumah Nelson accomplished in the past", he added.
"People are looking to me to be the next big thing to come out of the country. There’s a lot of expectations and pressure on my shoulders. But it’s a good thing, because they inspire me to train hard".
The boxer is currently in Tennessee preparing in earnest, ahead of his bout with Raymond Gatica on February 28.
"Tennessee is peaceful and there are no distractions. My future is here in the U.S., because there’s so much I want to accomplish and going back to Ghana wouldn’t exactly give me the chance to do that".