Reyes dares GameBoy

BY: Kwame Larweh

Filipino fighter, Joebert Delos Reyes, says he is well prepared for a showdown with Ghanaian Emmanuel ‘Gameboy’ Tagoe and confident he would emerge victorious in Friday’s title fight at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Minutes after arriving at the Kotoka International Airport last Monday, Reyes told the media he had studied and analysed his opponent’s fighting style and had developed an antidote to ensure his win to cause an upset in their WBA Inter-Continental Lightweight Championship fight.

“I know he is fast fighter and very difficult to beat but am well prepared for him as I came here to win,” said Reyes, who has fought 18 times, including 13 wins, four losses and a draw.

The bout, scheduled for the Tennis Courts of the Accra Stadium on Friday night, is expected to be one of Tagoe’s toughest yet in his professional career.

But the Bukom lad has vowed to stop his opponent before the 12th round and maintains he is in the best shape of his life despite a recent illness which once occasioned the postponement of the fight.

Tagoe, who has a ring record of 22 wins, 10 KOs and one loss, is a protege of boxing legend, Azumah Nelson, and once held the IBF Intercontinental super featherweight title.

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The title bout, being promoted by Asamoah Gyan’s BabyJet Promotions, will also see a contest between Michael Dodo and Benjamin Lamptey for the national lightweight championship.

Other supporting bouts include a 10-round international welterweight contest involving Isaac Aryee and Nicholas Malick Sarouna of Togo.

Also on the bill is a national featherweight eliminator between Patrick Ayi and Isaac Dowuona, while a light middleweight contest between Obodai Sai and Kofi Manu is expected to arouse the appetite of fans for more.

Promising boxer John Oblitey Commey will face Prince Dzanie in a bantamweight contest while Dodzie Kemeh and Frank Dodzie battle it out in a welterweight fray.