Joseph Agbeko Faces Luis Melendez For IBO Title
By Luke Furman
Former IBF bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko (28-4, 22KOs), 32-years-old, will return on February 22nd in his native Ghana, facing Luis Melendez (34-8-1, 25KOs) for the vacant title of the International Boxing Organization.
Agbeko broke away from promoter Don King and is now a free agent. The promotional troubles kept him away from the ring since a decision loss to Abner Mares in December 2011.
With most of the bantamweights already gone and now campaigning at 122, Agbeko hopes to climb back to the top at 118-pounds.
Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org
Luis Melendez had a FOTY candidate vs. Fernando Montiel a couple of years ago. Go watch that.Comment by puga on 01-01-2013
this should be a gimme fight for agbecko.. his opponent is the same guy that got koed in 2 rounds by a gateskeeper in domingoComment by MVOLT on 01-01-2013
i was wondered where he went after mares schooled himComment by MJ223 on 01-01-2013
[B]Good to see hes back......[/B]Comment by ShoulderRoll on 01-01-2013
He is good enough to be a world champion again. Especially now that almost all the top guys moved up in weight.Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)