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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Tagoe vs Saucedo announced for November 25

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Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe will have the opportunity to win the IBO version of the world Lightweight title come November 25 when he battles experienced Argentine, Fernando David Saucedo for the vacant belt in Accra.

Announcing the fight at the plush Alisa Hotel in the Ghanaian capital on Thursday, Sammy Anim-Addo, CEO of BabyJet Promotions who will stage the bill explained that his outfit put in tremendous effort to get the rights to make the fight and reserved special words of praise for UAE based Ghana national soccer team captain, Asamoah Gyan who doled out loads of cash to support the bid.

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Rafael Mensah vs Emmanuel Tagoe in the works

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Ghanaian boxing bragging rights will be on the line when undefeated Rafael ‘Sweet Pea’ Mensah faces compatriot Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe in a battle of two of Ghana’s best lightweight boxers in Accra in May.

Boxing247.com can exclusively report that the camps of both boxers are in talks to make the super fight happen within three months, and a deal could be finalized by the end of this month.

Both boxers are highly rated with a combined career record of 47 wins, 28 knockouts and a solitary defeat, as well both have held various titles in Ghana and on the African continent and are both desperately chasing world title dreams.

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Emmanuel Tagoe stops Robles in round 9 to win IBF International title

Game Boy wins in AmericaGhanaian, Emmanuel Tagoe silenced his critics with a round 9 technical knockout win over Gerardo Robles on Friday night to claim the IBF International Junior Lightweight belt and edge closer to a bid for world championship glory.

Tagoe, now 22-1, 9 KOs, was at his crafty best despite the resistance of the American at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California in his first fight in the United States before Robles threw in the towel in the 9th of the scheduled 12-rounder.

The impressive display by the Ghanaian showmaster in a foreign land amid fighting for the first time outside the shores of Ghana in a now 23-fight career which began with what also remains his only career loss in June 2004, has now catapulted Tagoe’s world title aspirations unto a higher pedestal.

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Emmanuel Tagoe set to rumble against Robles Friday night

Game Boy vrs Robles weigh inThe countdown is over and tonight at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, United States, Emmanuel Tagoe puts his world title credentials under the spotlight against American, Gerardo Robles in a fight for the IBF International Junior Lightweight belt.

For Tagoe who will be fighting in the United Stated for the first time, the clash against Robles entails more than the title at stake with victory setting him up for a potential crack at the IBF world title by the end of the year.

It’s also a stage for the Ghanaian showmaster to answer his critics and prove that he can take on the big boys of world boxing even in the US.

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Gyan promises Emmanuel Tagoe world title fight in Ghana

Tagoe with team in their training campBaffour Gyan, Manager and Agent of WBA International Junior Lightweight champion, Emmanuel Tagoe AKA Game Boy is promising to stage a world title fight in Ghana for the boxer should he overcome American Gerardo Robles this coming Friday August 9 at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, USA.

Gyan, elder brother of Ghana national soccer team captain, Asamoah Gyan and a former Ghana international himself, is personally in camp with Tagoe as the boxer prepares to face Robles in his first fight in the United States with the IBF Intercontinental Junior Lightweight belt at stake.

Baffour is not only supervising the assiduous training sessions Tagoe is undergoing at the Ten Goose Boxing Gym in Los Angeles, but the President of the Ghana based BabyJet Promotions and Management is also busy holding talks with the IBF for Tagoe to get a crack at the world title itself before the end of the year against incumbent champion, Argenis Mendez who defends the IBF Junior Lightweight belt against Arash Usmanee on August 23 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York.

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Emmanuel Tagoe returns against Pontillas in Accra April 20

Tagoe vrs POtillas posterBy Prince Dornu-Leiku – World title chasing Emmanuel Tagoe AKA Game Boy makes a return to the ring on April 20 when he fights Filipino, Ronald Pontillas in Accra for the vacant WBO Africa Junior Lightweight (a title Tagoe once held) and vacant WBA International Junior Lightweight belts live on Supersport.

The flamboyant Ghanaian showman will be fighting for the first time under the wing of BabyJet Promotions since signing a 3-year management and promotional deal with the syndicate owned by Ghana national soccer team captain, Asamoah Gyan.

BabyJet Promotions have already outlined comprehensive plans to get Tagoe (20-1, 8 KOs) to world championship glory next year and the fight against 23 year old Pontillas from Philippines is the first of many intended to keep the Ghanaian in shape and improving.

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BabyJet Promotions sign Emmanuel Tagoe on 3-year management deal

Baffour Gyan, Game Boy, his brother Bobby Short and Sammy Anim Addo at the launchBy Prince Dornu-Leiku: It is official, BabyJet Promotions and Management have reached a 3-year partnership deal with WBA International Junior Lightweight champion, Emmanuel Tagoe that will see the promotional syndicate owned by Ghana national soccer team captain, Asamoah Gyan manage and promote the promising boxer.

24 year old Tagoe, famously nicknamed Game Boy won the hearts of Asamoah Gyan and the BabyJet Promotions team by defeating his great local rival, George Ashie by a unanimous points decision back on November 10 last year at the Accra Sports Stadium in what was BabyJet Promotions’ maiden event, a win that won him the 3-year contract with an option for BabyJet Promotions to renew.

Financial details of the deal were not revealed at Wednesday’s press conference in Accra to officially announce the agreement, but according to BabyJet Promotions CEO, Sammy Anim-Addo, they have paid up Tagoe’s past managers, promoters and everyone who had previously helped the boxer in his career. BabyJet Promotions have also reiterated their belief in the potential of the 24 year old boxer to become a world champion and have outlined a comprehensive roadmap of fights leading to world championship glory by the first quarter of next year.

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