This evening at the Accra Stadium, two young fighters with big ambitions will stake their claim to stardom and inch closer to a world title shot in future, as they square off for the WBA Inter-Continental lightweight championship title fight.
Ghanaian boxer, Emmanuel “GameBoy” Tagoe says he is in the best shape of his career and is determined to stop his Filipino opponent, Joebert Delos Reyes, who arrived in Ghana last Monday confident he would cause an upset tonight.
Favourite Tagoe, who boasts of a ring record of 22 wins, 10 KOs and one loss, is a protege of boxing legend Azumah Nelson. The 27-year-old Bukom lad is a former IBF Intercontinental super-featherweight champion. He is confident he has trained very hard to ensure he ends the fight via the short route.
The young Ghanaian told the media last Tuesday during a face-to-face encounter with Reyes that he would stop his opponent before the 12th round and set himself on the path towards a world title shot.
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However, the 25-year-old Filipino is confident he can puncture Tagoe’s ego before his home fans.
“I know he is fast a fighter and very difficult to beat buttam well prepared for him and I came here to win”, said Reyes, who has fought 18 times, 13 wins, four losses and a draw.
All the thrash talk, insinuations and bragging will pave way for reality check this evening at the good old Accra Stadium.
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, and a light-middleweight contest between Obodai Sai and Kofi Manu.
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 contest.