Check out this revealing video of IBF bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko as he gets ready to defend his belt against two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan on Saturday, July 11, LIVE on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). Also included are a promotional video for the July 11 showdown and a recap of Darchinyan’s last fight.
JOHN’S GYM: HOME OF JOSEPH AGBEKO
Get an inside look at Agbeko’s boxing gym in the south Bronx, which hosts numerous boxing champs from the African country of Ghana. The Bronx gym is home to a number Ghanaian fighters who have traveled to the U.S. to pursue their dreams of becoming world champions.
See the 118-pound brawler explain how the name King Kong, which is actually his given birth name from his father, inspired him to become a boxer.
AGBEKO-DARCHINYAN PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
Check out Darchinyan’s dominating defense of his 115-pound IBF, WBC and WBA world titles over former world champ Jorge Arce on Feb. 7, 2008 on SHOWTIME. The win solidified Darchinyan’s reign on top of the 115-pound division.
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