Caoimhin Agyarko is set to fight once more this year — but he will do so under the guidance of a new training team.
The Belfast fighter recently moved down in weight to super-welterweight, making his debut at the weight class last month.
Agyarko (12-0, 7 KOs) outpointed Lukasz Maciec over 10 rounds at the O2 Arena in London, as part of the supporting cast to Derek Chisora’s rematch win over Kubrat Pulev.
But the 25-year-old, whose return was teased by promoter Eddie Hearn for later in the year before a potential homecoming in Northern Ireland in 2023, has since revealed a switch in his training setup.
‘Black Thunder’, who had been trained by Alan Smith, Eddie Lam and Paul Taylor, said on social media:
“I will officially no longer be training in the iBox Gym.
“This was a tough decision for me to make but a decision I thought was necessary.”
Agyarko, who spent four years in the capital, told everyone to keep their eyes open for confirmation of his new trainer, while thanking his now-previous coaches and talking about fighting again later this year.
“I met some great people and had the pleasure of working with some of boxings best coaches.”
“I want to thank Al Smith, Eddie Lam & Paul Taylor for firstly welcoming me into the gym years ago and treating me like one of their own. Not only have they been great coaches to me but they’ve become great friends.
“A decision on what’s next for me will be announced in the coming weeks.
“I’ve been active and plan to finish the year on a high and carry this momentum into 2023.”
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— Caoimhín Agyarko (@caoimhinagyarko) August 1, 2022