Caoimhin Agyarko to challenge for a title next time out

Caoimhin Agyarko [8(5)-0] will fight for a title when he next climbs through the ropes.

The Belfast middleweight has worked his way to eight fights unbeaten and has been vocal about wanting to step up over the last 12 months.

Indeed, he has revealed a number of known names and former titleholders have turned down the opportunity to face him on previous fight dates.

The 24-year-old did impress in his two relative step ups registering stoppage wins over Jez Smith and Robbie Chapman in his last two fights.

‘Black Thunder’ looks set to be rewarded for his bright start with a title being put on the line in his next fight presumably another step in terms of opponent level.

The middleweight will fight a yet to beconfirmed opponent for the WBC international ranking title on a yet to be confirmed date.

After two shows in two days late last month, the next Queensbury card is scheduled for April 30. It’s possible the Holy Trinity graduate could appear on that card and he would certainly benefit from fighting alongside Michael Conlan exposure-wise.

However, his promoters are said to be announcing another fight date soon and Agyarko’s title fight may populate a card at a later date.

The middleweight prospect had been in Spain sparring Billy Joe Saunders as he prepares for his fight with Pound fo r Pound star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez but has returned to go into camp for his next bout.

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