Bukom born lightweight fighter, Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe says he would present a befitting birthday package to his manager Asamoah Gyan as he faces off with Tanzania Allan Kamote tonight for the highly coveted WBA International lightweight championship at the D.G. Hathiramani Sports Hall of the Accra Stadium.
“I have reached a stage in my life where I’m taking everything easy and I know him very well, he has fought here before and I promise you I won’t take him far, he will lose again”, he told a packed crowd of teeming supporters and fans at the Accra Stadium on Thursday.
However, his opponent, who had lost previously to George Ashie at the Accra Stadium, was philosophical but firm about his chances.
“I have fought here before and I am going to fight again so I know the terrain and I am not afraid. I wont lose here twice”.
Tagoe, 28, has 25 bouts to his record, including 24 wins and a loss, while the 33-year-old Tanzanian has fought 38 times with 26 wins, eight losses and four draws.
At yesterday’s weigh-in and pre-fight conference, both boxers appeared ready for tonight’s clash. Tagoe weighed 132 pounds while his opponent weighed in at 134 pounds.
Other bouts on the ‘Warriors’ Night bill, put together by Gyan’s Babyjet Promotions, include a super-bantamweight contest between Raymond Commey and Joshua Barnor.
A lightweight contest will also feature Michael Ansah as he comes up against Richard Amenfu, while another lightweight bout will see Sheriff Quaye face-off with Richard Casear.
In two featherweight contests, Isaac Dogboe will meet Emmanuel Laryea and Patrick Aryee will fight Hope Mawuli.