Joseph ‘KingKong’Abgeko, former Bantamweight world champion on Saturday May 30, 2015 announced his return to winning ways when he stopped his Filipino contender Juanito Rubillar in their super bantamweight contest in El Paso, Texas in the USA.
Agbeko, a former 2-time IBF Bantamweight champion in a pre-fight interview told #TheAfricanDream reporter Oral Ofori that he was ready to get back into top flight and was going to make sure this fight ends quickly. And true to his words, the Ghanaian boxer secured a fourth round stoppage of Rubillar.
By the second round of the fight at the El Paso County Coliseum in Texas, Abgeko had marked his territory firmly and managed to get Rubillar bleeding over his left eye. From there onwards, it was total domination as Agbeko decided to increase the pace through the third round by aiming for his opponent’s bleeding spot.
As the fight entered the fourth round, Abgeko continued to mount the pressure on his opponent with punching power and well calculated jabs and combinations that were enough to convince the referee to stop the fight 91 seconds into the fourth round and secure a Technical Knockout win for the Ghanaian boxer who called the fight his best comeback so far.
Tweeting to his fans online around the globe, Joseph Abgeko wrote in all caps: “I thank God for the strength for the comeback. I thank my team for believing in me. I thank everyone that supported this course” as he relishes the success of the fight night that brought Rubillar (49-23-7) his fourth straight defeat.
Agbeko said to #TheAfricanDream afterwards that: “I will use this comeback win to propel myself for a crack at the world title because I miss fighting at the world championship level and really want to take a world title home to Ghana very soon”.
The record of the winning Ghanaian now stands at 30-6 with 26 knockouts and a highly bolstered ego and determination to regain his status as a world champion as he looks forward to continuing his victorious march to the top with this first win and first fight in 17 months.