Caoimhin Agyarko Handed Chisora Pulev Statement Opportunity

 Caoimhin Agyarko [11(7)-0] has been handed the chance to make a statement start to life at light-middleweight.

The Belfast prospect confirmed his opponent for the undercard of Derek Chisora vs Kubrat Pulev at London’s O2 Arena today – and it’s a solid one.

Pole Lukasz Maciec [28(5)-4(0)-1] may not be the kind of name initially on the wish list at the start of this year but he represents a good test, particularly considering it’s ‘Black Thunder’s’ debut at 154lbs.

‘Gruby’ comes to the fight as a Polish title winner with 28 victories on his resume, three of his four defeats have come in title fights, the other was against Anthony Fowler.

Indeed, the 33-year-old took the Liverpudlian 10 rounds asking questions across the stanzas. Trump that display and it will make people take note, stop Maciec and Agyarko will have made a statement.

The WBA International light-middleweight title will also be on the line meaning a win should help the Holy Trinity graduates ranking at the new weight.

Speaking to Irish-boxing.com before his opponent was confirmed Agyarko said : “I’m delighted to be on this card. It’s a massive card and a great venue. With being in these big cards I’m getting the exposure I deserve and getting the right fights.”

Speaking on the decision to move down a weight he added: “I was making middleweight comfortably so my team and Eddie Hearn said ‘why don’t we try light middleweight’. There hasn’t been much of a difference [preperation wise] other than the dieting side of things. My weights flying down, I’m working with a new nutritionist Paul O’Neil he believes I can make the weight okay, we’ve run the numbers and it’s coming down nicely.”

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 sport for a living for 19 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