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Tagoe, Gusev weigh-in today

Headline boxers of tomorrow’s boxing fiesta, Emmanuel Tagoe and his Russian challenger, Vyacheslav Gusev, will come face to face for the first time in a final presser ahead of the championship.

It will, however, be preceded by the official weigh-in to be conducted at the Bukom Boxing Arena where the event will be held.

It will be an occasion for the former Ghanaian IBO lightweight champion, Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe to bid farewell to his fans in Ghana as he relocates to the USA where he is expected to launch his campaign for a major world title.

But before that, Tagoe must overcome a huge test to be posed by Guzev, a tough Russian contender who harbour similar ambitions.

At stake will be the vacant WBO Global lightweight and IBF International lightweight titles.

Under the auspices of Baby Jet Promotions and the second in the series of the Asamoah Gyan Fight Nights, tomorrow’s event would also provide the platform for other boxers to relaunch their respective careers.

One of such boxers would be Bastie Samir who returns to the ring over a year since defeating Braimah Kamoko aka Bukom Banku. He will face Beninois opponent, Raoul Lokossou in a non-title fight.

Also on the bill would be a 10-round super middleweight contest between Agoe Ashong, alias Odorkor Tyson and Idris Amadu. 

Sheriff Mohammed will fight Ezekiel Annan in an eight-round super bantamweight contest while Moses Dodzi squares off with Sherif Seidu in an eight-round super featherweight fight.

In other bouts, Ghana’s Dodzi Kermah would face off with Beninois Ekpesso Djamiou in an eight-round super welterweight bout. 

Mubarak Abubakar would come against Boateng Agyemang in a six-round middleweight contest while an eight-round super middleweight clash would see Prince Okoe Nartey slug it out with Kofi Johnson. 

BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE

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