Caoimhin Agyarko dreams of one day crossing the doors of his former amateur club as world champion.
The former Holy Trinity standout is now making a name for himself in the professional ranks.
Agyarko hit a perfect 10-0 record as a pro, combining shrewd boxing brains with ferocity in both fists to catch the eye of promoters and opponents around the world.
Eddie Hearn has finally recognized the 25-year-old’s talent and potential after admitting he passed on the young prospect four years ago.
Hearn signed Agyarko before Christmas, with the boxer from West Belfast marking his Matchroom debut with an impressive stoppage victory over Noe larios Jnr at Liverpool.
Bigger nights are on the horizon, with Agyarko’s to-do list including winning a world title in his hometown, a dream Hearn has vowed to achieve if things continue to unfold. as expected.
Next comes a stepped up fight next month on the undercard of Michael Conlan’s world title clash with Leigh Wood.
And as he continues his journey down the perilous path of boxing, Agyarko admits Holy Trinity is never far from the thought.
“It’s a very special place for me,” Agyarko told Belfast Live.
“It’s a place that will always hold a special place in my heart. This club has done so much to be and without the club I wouldn’t be where I am today.
“So I like to go back and give back and help with the kids. I remember coming into the club at the age of seven with fighters like Brian Magee, Bernard Dunne and Damaen Kelly, and looking up to them .
“They were the pros at the club and I always wanted to be like them, so I always like to go back and help and hopefully inspire the kids, and hopefully that will benefit them.”
It’s a measure of the man that Agyarko has built his life and career from the ground up to become one of the hottest prospects in boxing right now.
He nearly died in a brutal stabbing attack in Belfast city center in 2017, suffering significant physical and mental scars that he is still coming to terms with five years later.
But on the verge of death, he now lives his dreams in the squared circle.
“Coming home and fighting for a world title in Belfast is my dream. I want to headline the shows in Belfast and that would be a memory that would live with me for the rest of my life,” he said. he adds.
“I want to fight in Belfast at the end of the year. Eddie (Hearn) knows that. I want to come home and be a superstar here and give the fans some memorable nights here.
“Eddie knows it can be done. We’ve had Carl Frampton, Ryan Burnett and stuff like that, and I can be next.”