Lightweight boxing rivals, George “Red Tiger” Ashie and Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe will face each other again in what is anticipated to be a night full of thrills and fireworks.
The bout has been slated for June 16 and it will be held under Asamoah Gyan’s Baby Jet Promotions umbrella.
The six-round encounter forms part of activities to celebrate the visit of undefeated retired middleweight world champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr to Ghana.
Unlike their previous encounter, the battle for supremacy between these two talented boxing champions will not only be limited to whose fans get to go home with the bragging rights but rather who put up a scintillating performance to attract Floyd Mayweather’s attention as he will be ringside.
Known for his attacking and vicious style of fighting, the current IBO world lightweight title holder, Tagoe will be looking forward to repeat the dose administered to the ‘Red Tiger’ in 2012.
If Tagoe’s current form is anything to go by then Red Tiger and his team will have to craft a new strategy to overcome Tagoe.
The ‘Game boy’ comes into this fight with a record of 27(13), 1(1) with no draw against Ashie’s 26(19), 4(0) with 1 draw.
Undoubtedly, Ashie, who is the Interim WBA African Lightweight title holder will get into the ring as the underdog.
However, it should be noted that Ashie also recorded some great performances last year, typically his fight with Michael Ansah alias Bullet.
Ashie’s performance against Ansah was widely praised by all as many thought he has managed to get his groove back.
In that bout Ashie defeated Ansah in round five by way of a technical knockout.
Tagoe defeated Ashie in 2012 to secure the vacant WBA International lightweight title after the judges scored 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112 in his favour.
By: Naa Kwaamah Siaw-Marfo/citifmonline.com/Ghana