Joseph King Kong Agbeko Biofile
Status: Former IBF Bantamweight champion.
Ht: 5-6 Wt: 122
DOB: March 22, 1980 In: Accra, Ghana
Boxing Inspirations: "Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammad Ali."
Hobbies/Interests: "Music, music, music, listen to hip-hop, R&B music and watch music videos. If I wasn’t a boxer, I’d be a musician [smiles]."
Nickname: "King Kong is my real name, my nickname is Fresh King."
Favorite Movies: "King Kong movies, the old and the new. And African movies as well."
Last Book Read: "Muhammad Ali’s book."
First Job: "Just boxing."
Current Car: "Toyota Matrix."
Early Boxing Memory: "When I was juvenile boxer around the age of 12-13, I fought one guy in Ghana and it was a tough fight for me but I won."
Pre-fight Feeling: "It seems from when I started boxing up till now, any time I’m going inside the ring, I’m always thinking positive. Because I know I’m the best boxer and I know I’m gonna win. I don’t feel anything bad, I feel positive."
Favorite Meal: "Is rice and then kenkay, that’s African food."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "I don’t eat ice cream."
Pre-fight Meal: "I just eat mashed kenkay and then some apple."
Greatest Sports Moment: "After I won the world title (TKO 7 Luis Perez in 2007)."
Most Painful Moment: "I fought one guy in South Africa Johannes Maisa. I defended my IBF and the African title way back in 2001. And that was my very, very toughest fight. And I always remember that fight."
Worst Injury: "No, I’ve never had any bad injury."
Favorite Boxers To Watch: "Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Sergio Martinez, Zab Judah."
Inspiration: "To be No. 1. I want to be the best in the world. I always want to work hard and then get to the top with Pacquiao and others. I want to get to the top, so that’s my inspiration."
Toughest Part Of Boxing: "I used to work with one manager in England. We had a – he stopped me and my career wasn’t moving. So I was out of the ring for like two and a half years (2004-2007). And that was my toughest time in boxing."
Last Vacation: "I went to Ghana. I lived in New York City. Now I live in Las Vegas."
People Qualities Most Admired: "I want people to like show their love and also not to pretend. And also I like people who always say the truth. Honest people."