EMMANUEL ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe will make the first defence of his WBA International Lightweight title against South African, Sipho ‘Tsunami’ Taliwe in Johannesburg next month.
Tagoe (24-1, 11 KOs) who was scheduled to fight Argentina’s Jose Saez in London this October 23, will now face the 34 year old Taliwe (22-4-1, 15 KOs) who previously held the WBC International Junior Lightweight title in South Africa on November 13.
Tagoe who has won 24 straight career fights since losing his first professional fight 11 years ago, will defend the WBA title he won back in April this year with a dominating round 4 TKO stoppage of Filipino boxer, Joebert Reyes at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The boxer currently rated number 9 Lightweight in world boxing by the WBA is chasing a victory his Babyjet Promotions management hope would improve his position in the ratings and put him in line for a possible world title eliminator next year.
“I’m excited and prepared for another opportunity to showcase my skills in the ring. Definitely it won’t be easy but I’m always prepared and ready,” said Tagoe.
“I want to tell my fans to keep on supporting me with their prayers, they know what I can do and surely we are going for victory again as we move closer to winning the world title,” Game Boy added.
Meanwhile, former WBC feather and superfeatherweight champion,Azumah Nelson believes his son Azumah Nelson Junior could win a world title.
The former World Champion made this pronouncement at the Sunyani Senior High School when the Azumah Nelson Foundation was addressing over a 1000 students from five senior high schools in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.
“I didn’t get a chance to go to school, if I had the opportunity to be in school I would have done better than this, but if I die and come back to the world and I become the President I will still be a boxer,” the former WBC Super Featherweight champion told Starrfmonline.com.
Azumah Nelson Junior, 19, triumphed over Sheriff Seidu in the Lightweight contest of the Vodafone Homowo Amateur Boxing at Mantse Agbonaa in Accra. Nelson Junior is also a member of the Fit Square Boxing Gym.
Azumah Nelson is a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame.
The ‘Prof’ was selected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame on January 8th 2004 and was inducted June 13th 2004.
From Times Sports Desk