Boxing News of Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Two-time former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title holder Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (35-5, 26KOs), is set to defend his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Bantamweight title against Shabani Hashimu Zuberi of Tanzania on April 19, at the Aborigines Beach Resort in Keta.
The bout, which is under the Aborigines Promotion is dubbed “The clash of the titans” and Agbeko, who is currently ranked number four, by the World Boxing Organization in the Bantamweight division, would thrill fans on his journey to reclaim a bigger title.
He successfully made his first defence against Ekow Wilson last year in the Volta regional capital, Ho, and the “King Kong” would be making a second defence against Shabani Hashimu Zuberi, 23, the Tanzanian boxer who made his debut in 2014.
Zuberi, has fought 18 times, winning 15 and losing 3 with 5 KOs to his credit. He would challenge Agbeko for the WBO African Bantamweight title, the Ghanaian won in March last year, when he defeated Ugandan champion Frank Kiwalabye in his hometown, Aflao in the Volta Region.
On the bill, would be the WBO African Middleweight title to be contested between Ghana-based, Togolese boxer John ‘Africa Mike Tyson’ Koudeha (15- 0, 12KOs) and Tanzanian boxer, Manyi Issa (16-2, 9KOs).
Also scheduled for the night is National Super Lightweight contest between Anama Dotse also known as “Polo Pala” (16- 2, 15 KOs) and Richard Amenfu (10- 5, 7 KOs), with Nathaniel Nukpe engaging Tackie Annan in a Lightweight contest.
Emmanuel Martey (14-0, 10KOs), who won the WBO Africa Super Middleweight belt on a Cabic Promotions Bill is also billed on the card for a defence of the title against an opponent to be announced later.