Free agent Agbeko scouting promotional deal

Former bantamweight world champion Joseph Agbeko is set to lace up his gloves for the first time in almost a year as a turbulent few months out of the ring with legal issues kept him from fighting.

Agbeko, 32, has been involved in a purse dispute with former promoter Don King and is now on the lookout for some new representation with a fight in October on the forefront of the US-based Ghanaian’s mind.

“I am a free agent and I can fly like a bird right now. My duty is to fight and my lawyers will take care of the rest,” Agbeko told World Boxing News.

“I will definately sign with one of the best promoters very soon and I can’t wait to get back into the ring.”

Asked whether a move to 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather’s newly-formed The Money Team Promotions would interest him, Agbeko answered: “I don’t have problem signing with TMT Promotions. I believe they have great plans for boxing.

“I will go for whoever gives me the right deal and the right fights. I want to fight the best fighters in my division and will probably be back by October.

“I am going to fight at 122 pounds. That’s where the big fights are and I want to fight the best.

“The only fight that I would go back to 118lbs for is Anselmo Moreno to go for the Ring belt.

“Nonito Donaire, Abner Mares and Guillermo Rigodeaux are on my list at 122lbs.”