Two-time title holder, Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko, says he now wants to be addressed as Torgbui Kaletor II.
In an interview with JoyNews, he stated, “I am no more Joseph Agbeko.”
Agbeko, who held the IBF bantamweight title twice between 2007 and 2011, is of the opinion that the Joseph Agbeko name and brand had an impact on society and should be “treated as a legacy.”
“I think the brand Joseph Agbeko has done it all,” he made sense of.
“As a fighter, I gave my all to make my people happy and proud so I want Joseph Agbeko to be treated as my legacy and I want to live to see the legacy of Joseph King Kong Agbeko.
“But, from now onwards, I will like to tell the general public to address me by the name, Torgbui Kaletor II, I am no more Joseph Agbeko,” the 2007 world champion stated.
“Torgbui Kaletor II is my title and that is the new me,” he added.
In 2007, Agbeko defeated Luis Alberto Perez to win the IBF bantamweight title, which he then defended in December 2008.
Additionally, from 2004 to 2006, he held the Commonwealth bantamweight title; the IBO bantamweight title in 2013; and faced Abner Marez once in 2013 for the super bantamweight world title.
During his time in power, he was one of the best Ghanaian fighters with so much “power” in the ring.