Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe Friday night knocked out his opponent in the first round to defend his WBA international lightweight title.
It was a birthday present Baby Jet Promotions President Asamoah Gyan won’t soon forget.
‘Game Boy’ scored a first TKO of Tanzania’s Allan Kamote.
The Accra Sports Stadium Sports Hall on the night saw Tagoe triumphantly entered the ring adorned in “warrior king” regalia and also presented a cake to Gyan in celebration of his 30th birthday.
The card, dubbed “Night of the Warriors,” was promoted by Baby Jet Promotions, sanctioned by the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) and approved by the World Boxing Authority (WBA).
‘Game Boy’ thrilled ringsiders with an exhilarating performance. The Ghanaian dropped Kamote early with a series of hooks. Kamote gamely rose and fought back but was greeted by a powerful Tagoe uppercut which sent him crashing him to the canvas for a second time.
Kamote looked to escape the round without further adversity but Tagoe refused to give him space, continuing the onslaught until South African referee and former judge Stanley Christodoulou stopped the bout at the official time of 2:06 of the first.
Tagoe, now 25-1 with 12 KO’s, will continue to chase his conquest of a world title. Kamote falls to 27-9-4 (15 KO’s).