Fri 08 May 2015, 12:24
“Game Boy” wins Legendary Fists Bout Live on SuperSport
On Friday the 24th of April, Emmanuel 'Game Boy' Tagoe defeated Filipino foe, Joebert Delos Reyes at the Accra Sports Stadium during the bout dubbed “Legendary Fists”. The bout was a Baby Jet Promotions event, in partnership with SuperSport and sponsored by Mama Vits, Starr FM and Bester Western Premier Hotel.
Tagoe stopped Reyes in front of his promoter and renowned Ghanaian soccer player, Asamoah Gyan. From the very first round Tagoe showed his intent to provide the audience with quick jabs and uppercuts. It was quite evident that Reyes was no match for him. The fight night also produced some exciting bouts which saw the likes of Obodai Sai, Prince ‘Octopus’ Dzanie, Isaac Aryee, Benjamin Lamptey and Frank Dodzie all winning their respective fights.
Chief Executive Officer of Baby Jet Promotions Samuel Anim Addo thanked the fans for their massive patronage of the bout which was broadcast live by SuperSport (on both DStv and GOtv). He mentioned that they were grateful for the support from SuperSport and other stakeholders for making the event possible.
MultiChoice Ghana has shown interest and invested in the local sports in Ghana as part of their responsibility to generate local content for SuperSport. The world class production and broadcast by SuperSport has given the boxing industry a boost and has been the catalyst that has started the discussion and planning of future fights that could be even bigger and better after it sponsored the Bukom Banku vs Ayitey Powers boxing tournament in Ghana.
Multichoice’s investment in local content is obvious in SuperSport’s acquisition of the exclusive broadcast rights of the Ghana Premier League and the MTN FA Cup in a three year deal with the Ghana Football Association. As a result, the Ghana Football Association has received the needed boost to attract a title sponsor. SuperSport also produced and carried the WAFU Cup on its platform, giving the tournament the much needed publicity.