Emmanuel Tagoe Ghanaian boxer wins IBO lightweight belt

It was a superb performance by the Ghanaian dropping Fana twice in round one, Tagoe then went on and dominated his opponent.

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Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe (27-1, 13 KO’s)  claimed the vacant IBO lightweight belt following a 12-round unanimous decision win over South Africa’s Mzonke Fana (38-11, 16 KO’s) on Friday night the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.


The judges’ scores were, 120-106, 120-107 and 120-106 all in favour of Tagoe.

It was a superb performance by the Ghanaian dropping Fana twice in round one, Tagoe then went on and dominated his opponent.


It was a display that Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan who was present at the Arena (Tagoe’s promoter) was enthused about.

Tagoe who is ranked WBA number 7 in the lightweight division and currently holds the WBA international lightweight belt has added the IBO belt to his collections.

The fight was promoted by BabyJet Promotions in collaboration with Box Office Promotions.


For the undercard fights, Obodai Sai defended his interim WBO Africa middleweight title claiming a 12-round decision win against Tanzania’s Ibrahim Tamba; all three judges scored it 120-107 for Sai.

Felix Williams stopped Taofik Bisuga in round four to claim the vacant WBE/WBL featherweight belts. Olandrewaju Durodola scored a second round knockout over Pascal Ndombah.

And the final fight of the night, Michael Pappoe reigned supreme over Edward Kambasi, stopping Kambasi in round six.

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