Advertisement
Advertisement

Agbeko To Get Hero's Welcome, Eager For Mares Fight

By David "Los Gatos" Rosenberg

Kofi Owusu Aduonum has advised BoxingScene.com that former bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko is set to arrive back home to spend quality time with his family. A large gathering and a hero's welcome is expected at Kotoka International Airport in Ghana. Agbeko's fans will be waiting in crowds to show the boxer their support for last Saturday's controversial majority decision loss to Abner Mares in Las Vegas.

The IBF issued an immediate rematch order. Agbeko's team is discussing a possible rematch date of December 3 on Showtime. The conduct of referee Russell Mora was instrumental in the IBF's decision. He warned Mares, several times in the fight, over lows blows, but he never took away a point and scored one of those low blows as a knockdown when Agbeko went down in pain in the eleventh round.

"I am extremely happy about the decision for a rematch. It is an opportunity to prove that I am the real champion. I thank God the whole world saw the injustice and the calculated attempt to deny me of my title. I pray for fair officiating, and I will give it my best shot.  It will be a tough battle but I will do my best to prove a point," Agbeko said.

“Don King protested from day one when referee Mora's name surfaced as the man to officiate the bout because he is of Mexican native. I suspected foul play at the weigh-in session. Against normal practice, they allowed Mares to weigh ahead of me the champion and they told me I had exceeded the required weight, which I knew was false. Mares and his team did everything possible for him to emerge as the winner because he is the first boxer [Golden Boy Promotions] has trained through the ranks to that level."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheMexHurricane on 08-21-2011

[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"] The only controversy here is that the judges didn't have Mares ahead by a much wider margin like they should have. Mares landed approx 100 more power punches and dictated the tempo much more than Agbeko.[/SIZE][/COLOR]

Comment by budfr on 08-21-2011

Only the mexican haters believe Agbeko won. He didn´t. People are either jealous of Mexican boxers, (puerto ricans), Blacks, or have white guilt. Mexican commentators, including the legendary Finito Lopez, saw Mares a winner, Agbeko pulled him down and hit…

Comment by budfr on 08-21-2011

[QUOTE=kokingbill;11015131]Ya I dont think Mora was paid off, just a little to eager to help out a fellow Mexican-American. They should have a race neutral ref, just like they should split up the judges from the same country. It is…

Comment by mshap on 08-20-2011

Agbeko needs to implement a different strategy next time -- more aggression, willingness to engage in exchanges and more activity -- he's a better all-around fighter than Mares but he needs to use all of his skills.

Comment by Ray* on 08-20-2011

[QUOTE=wazaa 2.0;11015635]WTF ?! There is absolutely no difference between Somalia and Ghana. None.[/QUOTE] [B]Really???? Do you Somalia have been going through civil wars over the last 25 years or so right? Ghana is still a better place than somalia right…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Frampton Must Defy Conventional Wisdom To Upset Santa Cruz Bracero on Malignaggi Bout: I'm Fighting For My Dreams, Future Jose Roman, Ruben Villa Batter Opponents at The Doubletree McGuigan: Frampton Has Been After Santa Cruz Since 2013 Canelo Smiles: I Ran From Golovkin? He's Fought NOBODY! Santa Cruz vs. Russell Much Better Fight; Both Want Selby Next Frank Warren: Frampton Left 122 With Rigondeaux Clash Marquez Has No Regrets Over Cotto Position, Retirement Near Adonis Stevenson With Vicious Knockout of Williams in Four Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams: LIVE BScene Scorecard Ruslan Provodnikov Meets With Promoter, Return is Anticipated Eleider Alvarez Beats Robbie Berridge, On Course For Stevenson Frampton’s Promoter: Santa Cruz is Carl’s Toughest Fight Yet Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia Potentially in Early 2017 Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams - CompuBox Review Photos/Weights: Luis Nery vs. David Sanchez in Tijuana Photos/Weights: Antonio Orozco vs. Lopez, Joseph Diaz vs. Proa Carl Frampton After the Scales: This Was Easy and I Feel Great SHO VP: Wilder vs. Joshua in Late 2017, Could Be Pay-Per-View Photos: Mikey Garcia vs. Rojas Malignaggi-Bracero Battle Ready Photos: Frampton, Santa Cruz Ready For War at Barclays Center Video: Frampton Fans in Force at Weighin For Leo Santa Cruz Antonio Gutierrez vs. Jorge Melendez, LA Fight Club on 9/2 Juan Carlos Camacho Jr. Goes Pro With Miguel Cotto Thomas Williams: TKO Loss To Gabriel Campillo Doesn’t Define Me Chisora Unlikely To Land Whyte, Trying To Get Helenius Rematch Weights From Brooklyn: Santa Cruz 125.4, Frampton 125 Frampton To Santa Cruz: I'll Be The Bigger Man on Fight Night Adrien Broner's Request For Early Release From Jail is Denied Tyson Fury To Take On UKAD Over Drug Test Results Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Pre-Fight Report Card Lara's Manager on The Possibility of Facing Gennady Golovkin Roach: Me and Pacquiao Remain in Boxing To Get Mayweather Verdejo's Manager Says Flanagan Clash Possible For November Frank Warren on Crawford: Best American in a Long Time Amir Khan: I'd Need 6 Months of MMA Training For McGregor MGM Liverpool Launches, Will Promote October Show Leo Santa Cruz Motivated To Make Frampton Taste First Defeat Dennis Ceylan vs. Ryan Walsh For Euro Crown on October 15 Marquez's Coach: Estrada, Ramirez Best in Mexico - NOT Canelo
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement