Nnamdi Packs His Bags For Vegas

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 4:48 pm (UTC-4)
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My boxing buddy Nnamdi “Hollywood” Moweta is packing his bags for Las Vegas and Saturday night’s world championship bantamweight bout between IBF titleholder Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko of Ghana and undefeated Mexican Abner Mares. Nnamdi says all pre-fight indicators point to an action-packed encounter. The Voice of America’s undisputed “Reigning Prince of Pugilistics” says Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) and Mares (21-0-1, 13 KOs) both have plenty of punching power, and they’re each capable of putting the other down for the count. Let’s meet both boxers now in this video:

Agbeko versus Mares was originally scheduled for April, but just days before the fight, King Kong pulled out with a back injury. The 31-year-old Ghanaian is grateful for the chance to fight Mares, and in a pre-fight news conference, he thanked his veteran promoter, Don King, for giving him time to heal.

As Nnamdi Moweta prepares to take his ringside seat at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas, he says this could be a career-defining fight for both Agbeko and Mares. Nnamdi says they are each motivated by the prospect of bigger paydays and more exposure, as well as bringing pride to their respective countries of Ghana and Mexico.

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Since 1999, host Sonny Young has delighted listeners and viewers with a lively presentation that combines humor, props, sound effects and correspondent reports from Africa and all over the globe.

One response to “Nnamdi Packs His Bags For Vegas”

  1. katrinafogg says:

    The ref should be removed from ever being involved in another boxing match and the decision should be thrown out as invalid. http://bit.ly/qHY134

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