Do The Right Thing: Mares vs. Agbeko II

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 6:12 pm (UTC-4)
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Agbeko and Mares trade punches in their first fight

It’s nice to see Ghanaian fighter Joseph King Kong Agbeko getting a rematch against Mexico’s Abner Mares. Their first fight on August 13 in Las Vegas may have been the most controversial bout of the year. Nnamdi Hollywood Moweta, VOA’s undisputed, Reigning Prince of Pugilistics, says Mares stole King Kong’s International Boxing Federation bantamweight title, and I can’t agree more. Referee Russell Mora allowed Mares to throw numerous low blows throughout the 12 round bout, without deducting any points.

Nnamdi had big doubts a Mares-Agbeko rematch would happen, but it’s set for December 3 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Vinny Scolpino, King Kong’s manager, told me the IBF, Mares and Showtime television, which will broadcast the rematch, all “did the right thing” by setting up another encounter.

With a large Hispanic population in southern California, the unbeaten Mexican Mares (22-0-1, 13 KOs) will undoubtedly be the crowd favorite. But Nnamdi says he hopes to rally some African support for Agbeko (28-3, 22 KOs) ahead of the fight. Another nice thing to see will be a new referee on December 3. Russell Mora’s performance on August 13 rates as the worst I’ve ever witnessed in a championship fight.

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5 responses to “Do The Right Thing: Mares vs. Agbeko II”

  1. muja-baya says:

    I hope this time round there wouldn’t be any bogus refereeing. The IBF and all concerned have indeed done the right thing. Agbeko should prove to the whole world that Mares is not as invincible as He is taunted to be. GO Agbeko go all Africa is behind you.

  2. Yea and if what happened is repeated… then the world boxing association will have to be dissolved

  3. kwabena sarfo ampratwum says:

    agbeko will definitely win this time.go agbeko, go ghana, go africa.

  4. kwabena sarfo ampratwum says:

    if its indeed a rematch,then i think the referee and the venue should be maintained.

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