agbeko.ghanalinxGhana’s Joseph King Kong Agbeko early Sunday lost his IBF Bamtamweight title by a unanimous decision to Yohnny Perez at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The judges scored the bout 116-111, 117-110, 117-110 all in favour of the Colombian.

It is the first major title for Perez who has a fight record (20-0, 14 KOs), today’s bout inclusive.

The bout undoubtedly was close and could have gone either way.

Pundits however believed a split decision would have been a true reflection of what transpired after 12 grueling rounds.

The results effectively ended King-Kong’s two years domination of the division and would be looking forward for a re-match.


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