Ghanaian International featherweight boxer Emmanuel Tagoe paid a courtesy call on Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. ASK Bagbin.
Game Boy presented his laurels to the Speaker and his long term mentor, Rt. Hon. ASK Bagbin.
Tagoe, who is scheduled for a world championship elimination fight in the US in May was advised by Speaker Bagbin to remain disciplined and humble at all times, not letting his recent success get in the way of a great career ahead.
The Speaker was very proud of Tagoe’s recent achievements in the boxing field.
Emmanuel Tagoe held the IBO lightweight title from 2016 to 2018. As of August 2020, he is ranked as the world’s ninth best active lightweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and tenth by The Ring.
Tagoe made his professional debut on 19 June 2004, losing by fifth-round technical knockout (TKO) against Lante Addy in Accra, Ghana.
After compiling a record of 26–1 (13 KOs) he faced former world champion Mzonke Fana for the vacant IBO lightweight title on 2 December 2016 at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
In a fight which saw Tagoe score two knockdowns I the first round, he went on to win via shutout unanimous decision (UD) with two judges scoring the bout 120–106 and the third scoring it 120–107. Fana collapsed in his corner after the final bell, requiring immediate medical attention from the ringside doctors. He was taken to the hospital before the results were announced.
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