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Emmanuel Tagoe sends opponent to hospital on his way to IBO title

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah

Emmanuel Tagoe aka Game Boy beat South African boxer South African boxer Mzonke Fana on Friday to win the IBO Lightweight title but it was not without drama.

The 43-year-old Fana, after managing to finish the 12 rounds, collapsed after the fight ended and had to be rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

Having initially visited the canvas two times in the first two rounds of the bout, the South African stayed strong in the remaining rounds but received a lot of pounding from Tagoe who was declared the winner by a unanimous decision. 

Fana who replaced Argentine, David Fernando Saucedo as Tagoe's opponent after he pulled out of the fight due to a shoulder injury had been optimistic of a win.

"I did not come here for vacation or a picnic.  I came not only to win but to confiscate the world title, he had stated upon his arrival in Accra.

Below are some photos from the bout courtesy Senyuiedzorm A. Adadevoh: