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Game Boy vows to win IBO title

BY: Kwame Larweh
Ghanaian fighter Emmanuel Game Boy Tagoe
Ghanaian fighter Emmanuel Game Boy Tagoe

Ghanaian fighter Emmanuel Game Boy Tagoe has vowed to kayo South African veteran Mzonke Fanain during the third round in their IBO world title bout this evening at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

Tagoe, 29, said the bout would be the turning point of his career and vowed he would not let the nation down.

"I have come a long way, I know the nation is behind me and everybody wants me to win, I promise I shall deliver," promised the James Town native, who has a ring record of 28 bouts and a loss, to a packed noisy crowd during yesterday’s mandatory weigh-in at the arena.

  The boxer weighed 65 pounds yesterday, slightly lower than his opponent who weighed in at 67 pounds.

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The South African appeared battle ready for the world title fight and laughed off his opponent’s claims of victory, vowing to cause a shocker on the night.

The 43-year-old journeyman, who has fought 48 times with 10 losses, was hopeful that he would take the title away from the Ghanaian.

"I would defeat him, I didn't come here to joke," stated a confident Fana.

Four titles will be up for grabs in the supporting bouts on the night .

Obodai Said takes on Ibrahim Tagoe for the  WBO African middleweight title, Felix Williams fights Nigerian Taofik Bisuga  for the Intenerational featherweight title, while Michael Pappoe faces off against Edward  Kambasi in a featherweight contest.

Another Nigerian Olanrewwju will fight Tanzanian Pascal Ndomba for the International cruiserweight contest.

The night will also witness a number of entertainers led by Stonebuoy, King Jerry, Carmelion entertaining fans at the Bukom Arena.