Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe’s (31-1-0 15KO’s) has disclosed to Rainbow Sports that he is yet to know who is to fight despite travelling to the United States.
Speaking exclusively to Rainbow Radio’s Nyiraba Kwabena Asirifi, he said he only heard from media reports that the names of two boxers which he was yet to be told have come up as his potential opponents but he has not been officially informed of the exact boxer.
Game Boy said he is also not aware of the exact date his fight but he is aware the fight would be held in two months.
The Ghanaian boxer was expected to fight with Ryan Garcia (20-0 17KO’s) but the bout was cancelled after the American accepted to fight for World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight interim title instead of World Boxing Organisation (WBO) eliminator.
The WBO ordered a final eliminator between former IBO Lightweight champion Tagoe and Garcia to determine the next mandatory for title holder Vasyl Lomachenko.
This was after undefeated Garcia had been ordered by the WBC to face number 2 ranked Luke Campbell for their interim belt and become mandatory for WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney.
The bout was sanctioned by the WBC on July 1, with García—after discussing with his promoter, Golden Boy Promotions—agreeing to take part in that.
It was also reported that Game Boy would be facing Ukraine’s Denys Berinchyk (13-0, 9KOs) who is a WBO contender.
But the boxer says he has not been informed of the opponent he is supposed to fight.
He, however, appealed to Ghanaians to pray for him to win his next title.
He said for some time now, he has not achieved much and people are doubting his capabilities to return to the ring and win a title.
But he has assured Ghanaians of his resolve to make Ghana proud in his next bout.
Meanwhile, he has admonished the government to put in resources to revive the falling standards of boxing in Ghana.,
In his view, boxing in Ghana was on the verge of collapse and the only to salvage the situation is for the state to pay attention to the sport so we will return to our glorious days.
He is also advocating for the ban on contact sports especially boxing to be lifted to allow boxers resume, their craft as some of them do not have any other source of livelihood apart from boxing.