Bad day for Ghana boxer Agbeko as he loses IBF title rematch to Abner Mares

Ghanaian boxer Joseph Agbeko failed to become a world champion again after been beating by undefeated Mexican boxer Abner Mares early Sunday morning December 4, 2011.

The match, fought in California, US saw Mares (23-0-1, 13 KOs) who kept his punches up, won by a unanimous decision thereby retaining his IBF bantamweight belt.

All three judges scored 118-110 in favour of Mares, who from round three fought with a deep cut near his right eye till the match ended.

Agbeko accepted defeat saying “I will not make any complain but I’m still a true champion.”

Together with his entourage and Ghanaian singer “Tinny”, Agbeko entered the ring with a local gospel song showing more confidence before the match.

Most review comments about the match on facebook clearly indicate that most Ghanaians believe Agbeko lost the fight.

They wished him a better come-back.

The IBF ordered for the rematch after Mares controversially won the first bout in August 2011 by hitting Agbeko low blows upon which the referee look-on and not penalizing him. The referee later apologized for his bad officiating.

By Ekow Quandzie

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