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Boxing News of Saturday, 3 November 2012

Source: Prince Dornu-Leiku

Ashie calls off Tagoe’s bluff ahead of November 10 fight

George Ashie is calm and calculating, patiently waiting for Saturday
November 10, 2012 when he mounts the ring than blab now of what he has up his
fist for rival Emmanuel Tagoe.
Ashie, nicknamed Red Tiger is promising to discipline Tagoe
who goes by the alias Game Boy but will talk no further pointing out that the
ring will determine who the true champion is.
“No problem at all. If he talks, it doesn’t mean he has
fought already. Boxing is in the ring, not by talking so if the day is finally
here, we shall al see what he can do. Let’s pray that the day of the fight does
get here, that days has not come yet,” Ashie has told www.sportsinghana.com.
Emmanuel Tagoe on the other hand is so confident of beating
George Ashie when the duo face-off at the Accra Sports Stadium for the WBA
Lightweight title next weekend, he is setting the conditions Ashie has to abide
by in order not to be completely humiliated.
Both boxers held media gym workouts last week but as usual,
it’s Tagoe who is talking tough as the countdown to the big fight is now less
than a fortnight away. Sportsinghana.com understands Tagoe has vowed to stop
Ashie if he is arrogant on fight night but will be lenient by winning via a
points’ decision if Red Tiger humbles himself.
“I spar with my wife and I have told her not to be too hard
on me because this is no big fight. Ashie is not somebody who can pose any problem
for me. I’m aware of the round that his camp are predicting that he will knock
me out but I want to tell the fans and referee to count it as knockdown even if
I slip on the canvas during the fight,” Tagoe said, confidence in full glow.
Game Boy continued: “If I win the fight through a majority
decision I’ll stop boxing, I’m going to discipline Ashie and win by a unanimous
decision. I am also telling my fans to 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. I will prove to all
Ghanaians that I’m the best in the country.”
Ashie’s fans have apparently predicted that the Red Tiger
will stop Tagoe by round 6 of the scheduled 10-rounder but the boxer won’t give
out any predictions himself. Ashie insists the ring will do the talking for him
come fight night.
“I’ve fought credible opponents and it is not a matter of
big talk but the fist will do the talking for me in the ring. I’m fully fit and
prepared enough to deliver so I’m calling on all my fans to come in their
numbers and I promise to make them happy,” Ashie told www.sportsinghana.com after
his media
workout at the Attoh Qyarshie gym in Accra last week.
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