Team Game Boy opens up on IBO world title shot

October 28, 2016

Emmanuel "Gameboy" Tagoe, Anim Addo and Baffour Gyan at  the launch of the bout

Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe, Anim Addo and Baffour Gyan, at the launch of the bout, yesterday

The World Boxing Association (WBA) International Lightweight Title Holder, Emmanuel “Gameboy” Tagoe, has given an assurance of ending Ghana’s five-year wait for a world title  by demolishing  Argentinian Fernando David Saucedo when they clash for the vacant International Boxing Organisation (IBO) World lightweight title on November 25 in Accra.

Tagoe, whois managed byAsamoahGyan’s Baby Jet Promotions, promised he would fully avail himself of the golden opportunity to follow in the footsteps of thelegendaryAzumah Nelson by (first winning), unifying and dominating his division for many years.”As you know, many Ghanaians have attempted to win a world title (lately), but have been unable to, but I am a king, and I will end that wait,” Tagoe assured at the launch of the bout dubbed “Fist of Destiny”, yesterday in Accra.

He said he was undaunted by the prospect of facing the vastly experienced 34-year-old who has been unsuccessful in two previous bids for a world title.

Saucedo lost the WBA super featherweight title by unanimous decision to Chris John in 2010 before the hard-hitting Rances Barthelemy defended the IBF super featherweight title against him on October 4, 2014, but he remains undefeated in eight bouts since that loss.

“On that day, I will revamp the sport of boxing as Ghanaians know it.

“I sent a lot of my guys to go for a world title, but they were unable to deliver, but Ghanaians should be ready and glad to watch me fulfil this national goal,” said Tagoe, who is rated number 10 by the WBA in their lightweight rankings.

“I am not trying to downplay the exploits of guys such as Richard Commey and others who were unsuccessful in their title bids, …

“… all I am saying is that I am confident that the title will not leave the shores of Ghana after November 25 .

“This fight will be a stepping stone for me to dominate that division by winning the WBO, WBA and IBF world titles (as well).”

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