Boxing News of Friday, 9 November 2012
Source: Prince Dornu-Leiku
Despite the tragic death of his mum barely four days before
fight night, Asamoah Gyanâ€™s debut as boxing promoter will still come off Saturday
night at the Accra Sports Stadium, with the national football team captain expected
in the country to supervise the ˜Clash of Kings bill.
Former IBF Intercontinental and WBO Africa champion at Junior
Lightweight, Emmanuel Tagoe (18-1, 8 KOs) and reigning Commonwealth Junior
Lightweight champion George Ashie (23-3-1, 16 KOs) clash for the WBA
International Lightweight belt in the main event of the 6-bout bill of Gyanâ€™s BabyJet
An electric atmosphere is expected beginning with Friday's weigh-in
and press conference setting the stage for the real thing the next day. Joining
in will be many of part-time musician Gyanâ€™s footballer and musician friends.
With both boxers boasting a vociferous fan base, Saturday night's
fight extravaganza at the nationâ€™s number one sports centre could also possibly
be the biggest boxing event ever staged in the history of this country.
Tagoe is trained by the legendary Azumah Nelson, former
world champion and Hall of Famer of course whilst Ashieâ€™s coach is the trainer
Joshua Clottey claimed would have helped him beat Pacquiao, Godwin Djanie
The crafty Tagoe, known to his fans as Game Boy has vowed to
teach Ashie, nicknamed Red Tiger, boxing lessons he will never forget but the
soft spoken Ashie wonâ€™t budge declaring to let his fist do the talking in the
â€œIf I win the fight through a majority decision Iâ€™ll stop
boxing, Iâ€™m going to discipline Ashie and win by a unanimous decision. My fans should
work hard to get a lot of money to bet because I assure them I will win for
them to double their money as a compensation for their loyalty of support to me
over the years.Â I will prove to all Ghanaians that Iâ€™m the best in the
country,â€ Tagoe has sworn.
Ashie responded: â€œBoxing is in the ring, not a matter of big
talk so my hands will do the talking for me in the ring. Iâ€™m fully fit and prepared
enough to deliverÂ so Iâ€™m calling on all my fans to come in their numbers
and I promise to make them happy.â€
Five other fights are also scheduled for the BabyJet
Promotions maiden event, all pugilists also set for the weigh-in on Friday
morning at the D.G. Hathiramani Hall of the Accra Stadium.
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