Tagoe outclasses Saucedo to defend IBO Lightweight belt

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Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe secured the 28th straight win of his career with a round 10 technical knockout victory over Fernando David Saucedo of Argentina on Saturday night in Accra.

Referee Roger Barnor waived the fight over when he was still counting for Saucedo who had just been knocked down for the umpteenth time in a rather boring fight at the Bukom Boxing Arena in the Ghanaian capital.

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Tagoe, Saucedo set for IBO title showdown in Accra tonight

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The countdown is over and tonight at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana, Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe will step into the ring for a first defence of his IBO Lightweight world title against Fernando David Saucedo of Argentina.

Both Tagoe (27-1, 13 KOs) and Saucedo (61-6-3, 10 KOs) made weight on Friday, both tilting the scales at 135 lbs to set the stage for the ring battle in the Ghanaian capital on Saturday night.

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Tagoe vs Saucedo announced for January 27 in Accra

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Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe will defend his IBO Lightweight strap against David Fernando Saucedo of Argentina, it has been announced for January 27 next year in Accra.

In a continuation of Multichoice Ghana’s ‘Fight Night Gh’ programme to stage regular top class boxing events and screened across their Supersport tv platforms across Africa and even beyond, the latest show follows after the highly patronized Bukom Banku vs. Bastie Samir thriller back in October this year. And next month’s show which will also be beamed live across the continent is organized in partnership with Box Office Promotions and BabyJet Promotions who promote and manage Tagoe.

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Asamoah Gyan tips Tagoe to beat Mendez August 26

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Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe (27-1, 13 KOs) will make mincemeat of former IBF super featherweight champion, Argenis Mendez (24-5-1, 12 KOs) of the Dominican Republic when the duo clash in Accra for Tagoe’s IBO Lightweight world title on August 26, according to Asamoah Gyan, manager and promoter of the Ghanaian boxer.

Gyan, more famous as captain of Ghana’s national soccer team, was at the Seconds Out gym in the Ghanaian capital on Monday afternoon to watch his prodigy train in preparation for the fight against Mendez.

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Mzonke Fana lands in Ghana vowing to beat Tagoe

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Mzonke Fana of South Africa arrived in Accra late Wednesday night for his IBO Lightweight world championship fight against Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe in a buoyant mood, declaring his readiness to silence the home favourite come fight night tomorrow.

The former 2-time IBF Junior Lightweight champion of the world says he will not be intimidated by the expected massive support Tagoe will receive at the new Bukom Boxing Arena in the Ghanaian capital on Friday night.

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Tagoe to now fight South Africa’s Fana for IBO title

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Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe will now have to beat former world champion, Mzonge Fana to win the IBO Lightweight world title this Friday, December 2 at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra following the withdrawal of hitherto opponent, Fernando David Saucedo of Argentina.

Initially billed for November 25, Saucedo had requested and got the fight postponed by a week in order to recover from a reported broken hand in training. But with barely 4 days to fight night, the Argentine has now completely pulled out of the fight, necessitating a change in opponent for Tagoe.

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Breaking news: Tagoe vs Saucedo postponed to December 2

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The much awaited IBO Lightweight championship of the world fight between Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe and Argentina’s Fernando David Saucedo will now take place on Friday December 2, a week further than the original November 25, its official.

This has become necessary due to a request by the Argentine’s camp for the fight to be re-scheduled after suffering a shoulder injury in training, which has been agreed to by the Ghana based BabyJet Promotions who are staging the fight billed for the newly opened Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

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President Mahama demands Tagoe to stop Saucedo in round 3

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Ghana President John Mahama has apparently demanded boxer Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe to knock out Argentina’s Fernando David Saucedo by the end of round 3 when they clash for the IBO Lightweight championship in Accra on November 25.

Tagoe and Team BabyJet Promotions who are promoting the bout at the newly built Bukom Boxing Arena, met and presented the IBO belt to the Ghanaian leader during Tuesday night’s official inauguration of the new edifice. Tagoe appeared all smiles as he engaged in a tete-a-tete with President Mahama, and now the boxer has revealed what he was told.

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IBO appoints Ataa Eddie Pappoe to judge Tagoe-Saucedo

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Experienced Ghanaian referee/judge, Ataa Eddie Pappoe has been sanctioned by the International Boxing Organisation (IBO) to be one of three judges to score the IBO Lightweight world title fight between Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe and Fernando David Saucedo of Argentina in Accra on November 25.

Pappoe, a renowned WBC/IBF/IBO judge replaces Michael Alexander of the UK whose passport has less than six months to expire. The document replacement and travel arrangements including visa acquisition will delay his journey to Ghana.

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Sports Minster, Ga Traditional Council back Tagoe to win IBO title

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Ghana’s Sports Minister, Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye and chiefs of the Ga Traditional Council have pledged full support to Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe ahead of the Ghanaian boxer’s bid to win the IBO Lightweight world championship against Fernando David Saucedo of Argentina on November 25.

Tagoe and BabyJet Promotions led by CEO, Sammy Anim-Addo continued their tour with the title by making courtesy calls on the traditional leaders of his native Ga land as well as the Minister of Sports on Monday as the countdown to his quest to end Ghana’s wait for a world champion edges ever closer.

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