Ghana to host a world title bout on November 25

By Michael Abayateye
The Game Boy(middle) speaking at the launch of the bout

Ghana for the first time in decades, would host a world title bout between Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe and David Fernando Saucedo from Argentina.

The bout slated for Friday, November 25 in Accra is under the auspices of Baby Jets Promotions owned by Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and dubbed “Fist of Destiny.”

According to the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Baby Jets Promotions, Samuel Anim Addo, the outfit has invested over $400,000 to secure the world title bout to be staged in the country for the first time in so many years.

He recalled that, Ghana’s World Champion, D.K Poison won the world title in 1976 which was staged in Ghana.

“We are poised to make sure that the whole world experiences what Ghana has to offer in regards to boxing,” he stated.

Ghana, he said can boost of World Champions including Nana Yaw Konadu, D.K Poison and Azumah Nelson and another world champion would emerge in Emmanuel Tagoe.

Tagoe’s opponent Saucedo would arrive in the country on November 15, 10 days ahead of the bout and engaged in several activities prior to the day of the bout.

Mr. Anim called on corporate entities to come on board to support the event which would lead the way for other world titles to be held in Ghana and won by Ghanaian boxers.

On the part of the Ghanaian boxer, Tagoe he is rather looking forward to defending his title as the title as far as he is concerned has already been won.

He added that, he should now be called the ‘King of Boxing” since his style, skills and strength in the ring is unmatched and deserve that accolade.

“I have demonstrated over the years that I am capable of anything as far as fighting is concerned which makes me the King in the game,” he stated.

He added that, he would prove to the whole world why he is called “Game Boy” as he is ready to take the title and make the nation proud.

“I would turn boxing upside down and the world would see what I am made off. It will certainly be a show that every Ghanaian must see,” he stressed.

According to Tagoe he would win the world title in honour of Richard Commey who recently lost the chance to win a world title for Ghana.