Filipino boxer Ronald Pontillas breezed into Accra on Monday with a big dose of confidence as he gears up to face Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe who is the current WBA International/WBO Africa Super Featherweight champion.
The two would be fighting for the vacant WBO Africa Junior Lightweight – a title Tagoe once held – at the Accra Stadium on Friday.
The title fight has been put together by Asamoah Gyan’s Baby Jet Promotions.
Pontillas holds a fight record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 3 draws and he told JOY Sports he has the edge because he fights better outside of his home country.
”I’ve been outside the Philippines not once, not twice and I won all my fights. I prefer this fight here in Ghana because I have prepared very well for it and I am ready to fight on Friday,” Pontillas said.
”I can fight through till the end because I have prepared very well but maybe I can win by a knockout.”
Pontillas has only seen Emmanuel Tagoe’s video clips on YouTube and has very scanty knowledge about the Ghanaian.
However the Filipino believes his preparation is enough to see him through the night.
”I don’t know him (Tagoe) very well but I saw his fights on YouTube. He is a very good boxer, he is very quick but I know how to match him up punch for punch. Let’s just see what happens on Friday.”