Caoimhin Agyarko has now confirmed his new training setup.
The Belfast boxer recently dropped his weight to the super heavyweight category, debuting in the weight class last month.
Agyarko (12-0.7 KO) overcame Lukasz Maciec over 10 rounds at the O2 Arena in London, as part of a assist to win Derek Chisora’s rematch against Kubrat Pulev.
But the 25-year-old, who was teased by promoter Eddie Hearn late last year before potentially returning to his homeland in Northern Ireland in 2023, has since revealed a change in the training setup his.
He will now be coached by Joseph McNally and Declan O’Rourke at Rotunda ABC in Liverpool and will work alongside super-agent James Metcalf –– the WBA Continental champion who had the best win of his career. last career, before Kerman Lejarraga. in Bilbao, Spain, and will be looking to return to the ring before the end of the year –– and former WBO world champion Liam Smith.
When talking to Light boxing performance from the grounds of his new gym, Agyarko says:
“During my last camp, I knew I wanted to make a move and it was very difficult mentally trying to get through camp without telling anyone about it.”
Smith returns to the ring at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on September 3, live exclusively on Sky Sports, facing former IBO champion Hassan Mwakinyo.
And ‘Black Thunder’ is delighted with the move, having recently parted ways with Alan Smith, Eddie Lam and Paul Taylor at iBox Gym in Bromley.
“Shortly after my last game, I went and sat down with the coaches and told them how I felt.
“They support me in my decision [to leave and move up north] and we left on good terms. “
Paul Ready, the man behind STN Sports, Agyarko’s management company, suggested the move.
“I’ve heard a lot of good things about Joe and I know both Liam and JJ are the same weight as me and both are in the gym, they’re two people I can learn from.
“I yelled at Joe and asked if I could come down and try it, I loved every minute of it and I think this is where my new home will be.”