Agbeko v Melendez world title bout switched to March 22

Former world champion Joseph Agbeko will have to wait for his chance to regain a version of the world title after his bout with Luis Melendez was postponed for two weeks.

The contest was due to take place on Friday, but has now been delayed until March 22 due to what has been described as ‘issues’ beyond the control of the event organizers.

Agbeko will now compete on his 33rd birthday as he attempts to win a second world championship, with Melendez, also 33, looking to avoid a ninth career defeat at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana.