Undefeated middleweight talent Caoimhin Agyarko (9-0, 6 KOs) promises to make a statement when he takes on unbeaten American Noe Larios Jr on Saturday in Liverpool.
Belfast-native Agyarko, who is managed by Paul Ready and STN Sports, recently put pen to paper on a long-term promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing after impressing with a string of eye-catching knockout wins.
‘Black Thunder’ harbours dreams of becoming Ireland’s first ever black world champion and the 25-year-old former Holy Trinity amateur standout is hoping to steal the show when he makes his Matchroom debut on the undercard of Conor Benn’s bout with former 140lb titlist Chris Algieri.
“I’m super excited to fight for Matchroom and DAZN,” said Agyarko.
“It’s a new platform for me and I feel like I’m starting over again. I can’t wait to put on a good performance. It’s a dream come true for me to box on the undercard of Katie Taylor. I think Katie is not only the greatest female boxer of all time but also one of the greatest athletes of all time. For me to make my Matchroom debut on her undercard means so much to me.
“I’m on a five-fight knockout run and I want to keep that going. I want to improve from my last fight. I’ve made major adjustments in the gym. I’m a much happier fighter with his new team I’m with – Matchroom and Paul Ready and STN. I think you’ll see a different Caoimhin Agyarko on the night. I expect a lot from myself.
“I always have bad intentions when I step through the ropes. When I get in there on the night something just clicks and it’s completely different. There’s a fire burning inside of me and it’s seek and destroy. I expect an explosive dominant performance and a very impressive stoppage. I feel like I’m boxing’s best kept secret but after December 11 everyone will know who Caoimhin Agyarko is.
“I expect him to be a tough opponent. I expect him to come and fight. He’s got this opportunity on a Matchroom card live on DAZN. He’s unbeaten, he’s never tasted defeat before, so I expect the best version of him on the night. He’ll come and try and make a statement. He’s 14-0, I haven’t been thrown in with a journeyman or someone that I’m meant to rollover. It’s a step up for me and I’m looking to make a statement.”
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