Headline NewsNewsPro NewsTop News of The Day

Black Thunder rolls – Caoimhim Agyarko continues KO streak with impressive stoppage win

The Thunder echoed around the BT Sports Studio so loud tonight it could be heard over the fake over the fake crowd noise.

Caoimhin ‘Black Thunder’ Agyarko delivered on his promise to make some noise on a TV show and grab some spotlight in a fight sandwiched between Paddy Donovan and Katie Taylor bouts.

The Belfast middleweight registered another eye catching win on the undercard of Mark Heffron and Denzel Bentley’s British middleweight title fight.

The 23-year-old was initially due for a perceived bigger fight on the same card as Tyson Fury and Michael Conlan – before he got injured – on December 5.

However, Robbie Chapman represented a good solid opponent and game foe nonetheless – and Agyarko showed his potential by becoming only the second fighter to stop him.

The 160lbs hopeful showed his killer instincts when taking out Chapman within 33 seconds of round seven to register his fourth stoppage in a row.

It’s a semi statement win from the talented prospect and one that proves he is ready for more sizable steps up.

A solid and varied jab Agyarko’s weapon of choice in the first round of his second 10 rounder. Some hooks to the body may have done damage and a solid left close to the bell landed, but Champan was there to fight and made sure it wasn’t all one way traffic.

‘The Camdan Caretaker’ did well to make his height advantage an advantage in the second. He was busy enough to prevent the Belfast man from closing the gap, but Agyarko may still have done enough to win the round, again showing a solid jab and some solid body shots.

‘Black Thunder’ was happy to try and walk his foe onto some shots in the third stanza, as he operated on the back foot for the majority of the round.

He did let some big shots go in the final 20 seconds, which was a signal of his intentions as the fight progresses.

Over the next three rounds Agyarko started to move through the gears and the level at which he was dominating began to incrementally increase.

He then caught the the Southern Area title challenger, who gave good tests and went the distance with Fearghus Quinn and Ben Fail in the past two months, with a right hand in the seventh.

Champan’s legs stiffened, he instantly went to hold, but Agyarko went for the kill. He left big shot after big shot go, 15 in total landed and forced the referee to jump in and save the brave Londoner.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com