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Joseph Agbeko boxer

Joseph Agbeko image
Status active
Age 38
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 5½″/166cm
Reach 65½″/166cm
Debut 1998-12-16
Born 1980-03-22
Nationality Ghana
Residence Bronx, New York, USA
bouts
40
won
35
lost
5
draw
0
bouts
40
won
35
lost
5
draw
0
Status active
Age 38
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 5½″/166cm
Reach 65½″/166cm
Debut 1998-12-16
Born 1980-03-22
Nationality Ghana
Residence Bronx, New York, USA

On September 29, 2007, he dethroned Luis Alberto Perez to become the new IBF bantamweight titleholder. Agbeko was inactive for 1 year, 2 months and 11 days before defending his title on December 11, 2008. In a fight that had been repeatedly postponed, he defeated William Gonzalez by majority decision. On July 11, 2009, Agbeko successfully defended his IBF bantamweight title by scoring a unanimous decision win over former two division champion Vic Darchinyan. On Halloween night, October 31, 2009, Agbeko lost his IBF title by 12 round unanimous decision to 20-0 Colombian challenger Yonnhy Pérez.On December 11, 2010, Agbeko was given the chance to regain his IBF title when he took on Yonnhy Pérez in the semi-finals of the Showtime Bantamweight tournament, which was televised live from The Battle at the Boat series at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Rather than brawling as he had done in his first fight with Pérez, Agbeko chose to use his boxing skills and stiff jab to cruise to a unanimous decision victory, with the judges scoring it 116-112, 117-111 and 115-113. Also on the card was Abner Mares, who defeated Vic Darchinyan via controversial split-decision to advance to the finals and a showdown with Agbeko.

On September 29, 2007, he dethroned Luis Alberto Perez to become the new IBF bantamweight titleholder. Agbeko was inactive for 1 year, 2 months and 11 days before defending his title on December 11, 2008. In a fight that had been repeatedly postponed, he defeated William Gonzalez by majority decision. On July 11, 2009, Agbeko successfully defended his IBF bantamweight title by scoring a unanimous decision win over former two division champion Vic Darchinyan. On Halloween night, October 31, 2009, Agbeko lost his IBF title by 12 round unanimous decision to 20-0 Colombian challenger Yonnhy Pérez.On December 11, 2010, Agbeko was given the chance to regain his IBF title when he took on Yonnhy Pérez in the semi-finals of the Showtime Bantamweight tournament, which was televised live from The Battle at the Boat series at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. Rather than brawling as he had done in his first fight with Pérez, Agbeko chose to use his boxing skills and stiff jab to cruise to a unanimous decision victory, with the judges scoring it 116-112, 117-111 and 115-113. Also on the card was Abner Mares, who defeated Vic Darchinyan via controversial split-decision to advance to the finals and a showdown with Agbeko.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 19, 2019 Hashimu Zuberi WWLWLW Aborigenes Beach Resort, Keta World Boxing Organisation Africa Bantamweight


Sept. 8, 2018 Ekow Wilson LWLWWW Woezer Hotel, Ho World Boxing Organisation Africa Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 30, 2018 Frank Kiwalabye WWWWWW T. Square Arena, Aflao vacant World Boxing Organisation Africa Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 3, 2017 Abdul Malik Jabir LLLLWW Aborigenes Beach Resort, Keta WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 2017 Martin Ahiadekey LLLWLL City Engineers Yard, Accra WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 28, 2016 Haji Juma LWLWLW Accra Sports Stadium, Accra WIN
Unanimous decision
May 30, 2015 Juanito Rubillar LLWLLL County Coliseum, El Paso WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 2013 Guillermo Rigondeaux WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 22, 2013 Luis Melendez WLWWWL Accra Sports Stadium, Accra WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 3, 2011 Abner Mares WWWDWW Honda Center, Anaheim LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 13, 2011 Abner Mares WWWWDW Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas LOSS
Majority decision
Dec. 11, 2010 Yonnhy Perez WWWWWD Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma International Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 31, 2009 Yonnhy Perez WWWWWW Treasure Island Casino, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 11, 2009 Vic Darchinyan LWDWWW BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise International Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 11, 2008 William Gonzalez LWWWWW Prudential Center, Newark International Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
Majority decision
Sept. 29, 2007 Luis Alberto Perez WWWWWW Arco Arena, Sacramento International Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 9, 2007 Fidencio Reyes WWLWWL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 2007 Baba Nsor LL Azumah Nelson Sports Complex, Accra WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 2004 Sumaila Badu LLWWW Accra Sports Stadium, Accra WIN
Unanimous decision
May 18, 2004 Volodymyr Sydorenko WWWWWW Hansehalle, Luebeck European Boxing Association (extinct) Bantamweight

LOSS
Majority decision
June 13, 2003 Cedric Conway WWWWWL Accra Sports Stadium, Accra European Boxing Association (extinct) Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 2002 Charlemagne Agbotomey L Globe Cinema, Accra WIN
Technical knockout
May 10, 2002 Sabin Bornei W Britannia Hotel, Millwall World Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 8, 2001 Michael Kizza WWWWWW Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra vacant World Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 27, 2001 Faustin Rostand L Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra vacant World Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 4, 2001 Ganiyu Olafimihan vacant World Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
May 4, 2001 Moses Kennedy vacant World Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
March 24, 2001 Mike Orlando vacant World Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
March 20, 2001 Chris Bandel vacant World Boxing Federation World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 2000 Johannes Maisa WWWWWW Carnival City, Brakpan African Boxing Union Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 7, 2000 Arouma Yessoufou African Boxing Union Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 29, 2000 Laurent Zakpo LLLL WIN
KO
May 5, 2000 Ola Balougon Accra vacant African Boxing Union Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 16, 1999 Friday Fatunji Felix WWWW vacant African Boxing Union Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 19, 1999 Freddy Mutala vacant African Boxing Union Bantamweight

WIN
KO
July 30, 1999 Abdul Malik Jabir Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra vacant Ghanaian Bantamweight

WIN
KO
June 4, 1999 Patrice Owai vacant Ghanaian Bantamweight

WIN
Points
May 1, 1999 Roland Igbafei L Accra vacant Ghanaian Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 4, 1999 Ray Medoza vacant Ghanaian Bantamweight

WIN
KO
March 13, 1999 Laurent Zakpo LLL vacant Ghanaian Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1998 Agaitor Yao L Kaneshie Sports Complex, Accra vacant Ghanaian Bantamweight

WIN
KO