Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight titlist, Joseph King Kong Agbeko, says he will be ready to face Paul Butler at a later date following the cancellation of their scheduled World Boxing Organisation (WBO) final eliminator on Friday.
Agbeko, who failed to secure a visa to travel for the bout with Butler in the United Kingdom, explained that his camp will be available to renegotiate with the British boxer after his fight with Willibaldo Garcia on Friday.
The 41-year-old experienced boxer was replaced with Mexico’s Garcia after visa arrangements delayed him from travelling on time to face Butler in a bout which could have earned him another shot at a world title.
In an interview with the Graphic Sports, Agbeko said his camp couldn’t readily provide all the needed paperwork demanded by the High Commission on time to secure the visa to travel for the bout.
He, however, noted that the MTK-signed Butler must fight him to become the mandatory challenger for the WBO bantamweight belt since he was rated the highest fighter in the division by the sanctioning