Reasons Why Emmanuel ‘GameBoy’ Tagoe loss to Ryan Garcia

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Tagoe Vs Garcia-Former IBO world champion, Emmanuel Tagoe (32-1, 15KOs) lost to Ryan Garcia. Garcia won the bout on a unanimous decision as a result of schooling Game Boy agains his defensive style.

Game Boy contended with Ryan Garcia for the Super Light Weight Title.

The Fight Analyses

Game Boy started the fight using his defensive style as usual. He maintain that defensive posture through out the bouts. May be Game Boy was trying to wear down Garcia by forcing him to waste more punches and subsequently . wear down his energy .

A heavy puncher like Ryan did not allow Emmanuel to shied his punches effectively. He maintained his pinching momentum and that resulted in a one sided game where Garcia obviously punished Game Boy.

Boxing Comment

Tagoe Vs Garcia could have been a well challenging fight. However, Tagoe was fighting reluctantly. He could have switched his game plan against Garcia. He threw very few punches and concentrated on defense in order to wear down Garcia .
Garcia seem to be interested in delivering power punches and that made him vulnerable to jabs consequently . Jabbing alone could blind Garcia and he might lose balance.

Has Boxing in Ghana Failed

The previous world boxing title fight that Boxing Fans have observed lately was between Ghana’s Commey and Ukrainian Lomachenko. As if by design , Lomachecko dominated the fight Similarly. Turning Commey into a punching bag.

After following some local bouts, i was convinced that the trend is slowly shifting away from us (Ghana). The up coming boxers comparatively lacks the mental skill and self intuitions . They usually depend on the orthodox style of training but that style limits the effects of self intuition in boxing.


Attendance to boxing events has declined drastically. Local championship bouts do not benefit from filled up Arena. Promoting boxing fights is poor and stake holders seem reluctant to participate In sponsorships.

Way Forward

Facetvnews has initiated a publicity project to support Ghana boxing in that direcrion. The project is code named BRING BACK BOXING’ (BBB)

Watch the Fight below

Emmanuel Tagoe Vows to defeat Garcia


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