Joseph “Fresh King” Agbeko, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Bantamweight world champion, has vowed to reclaim a world title, by the end of the year.
The reigning World Boxing Organisation (WBO) African Bantamweight champion, Agbeko would defend his title against Tanzania’s Shabani Hashimu Zeberi on Good Friday, April 19, in Keta, in the Volta Region.
Agbeko, currently ranked number two in the WBO Africa Bantamweight rankings, in an interview with the GNA Sports said, he was confident that victory in the bout would improve his rank and propel to him to bid for a world title by the end of the year.
“Winning this fight would put me at the number one spot, which would give me a shot at the world championship.
“I would be fighting a young boxer, so I would have to be smart. He is capable of causing havoc but I know how to handle him. It would not be easy, but know I would win either by knockout or by points.
The 39-year old boxer said, he was aware of his opponent’s energy level, because of his youthful nature and therefore had prepared well to outwit him.