Tagoe to make entry into WBO ranking

Accra, Oct. 21, GNA – Emmanuel “Game
Boy” Tagoe, is likely to break into the next ranking by the World Boxing
Organisation (WBO), after recording a unanimous win over Namibian opponent
Moses Paulus in the WBO Africa Lightweight Championship in the early hours of

Tagoe, who once held the International Boxing
Organisation (IBO) Lightweight title, forfeited the title, after failing to
defend is seeking to break into the higher ranks of a more prestigious WBO.

The Ghanaaian champion would also be eyeing a
unification with the WBO Champion in the Pacific in a bid to enhance his
chances of taking a shot at the world title in the near future according to
information gathered by the GNA Sports.

After a long absence from the ring, he made
positive comeback, with all the three judges scoring 120-110, 120-109, 120-109
in favour of the Ghanaian.

Tagoe, who has been eyeing a world title in
the WBO and WBC categories, showed signs of seriousness throughout the bout, as
he avoided his usual unnecessary antics and applied strict boxing techniques
like jabbing, body punches and occasional hooks to outdo his opponent.

Right from the start of the game, Tagoe
applied series of jabs especially with the right hand and occasionally
delivered the right punches though most of them did not land rightly.

However, his consistent jabs on the face, body
punches and occasional ferocious attacks denied his much taller opponent the
opportunity to land any significant punches.

It was a fight that rarely saw any hefty
punches from the two boxers, perhaps due to the cautiousness and style in the

With the exception rounds round eight, 11 and
12, where both boxers made some hot exchanges, the remaining rounds were not
significantly different with Tagoe dominating each of the rounds with accurate

The outcome of the fight was therefore not a
surprise one, as the Ghanaian was the better fighter on the night and walks
away with an undefeated records.

Tagoe, 29, (30 fights, 14 knockouts, no
defeat) would now be seeking to make further inroads into the WBO ranking with
more fights with the ultimate aim of grabbing the world title soon.


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