The venue for the much awaited international bout between Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe and his counterpart from Philippines Ronald Pontillas has been shifted from the Lebanon House to the Accra Sports Stadium.
Organisers for the bout, Baby Jet Promotions say the shift in venue is to accommodate the increasing number of spectators who have shown interest in the bout.
The Tagoe-Pontilla bout, scheduled on Friday April 26, is the second bout to be staged by Baby Jet Promotions, owned by Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan.
Already, Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe has intensified his work out and training regime for what will arguably be one of the biggest bouts of his career.
He takes on Pontilla for the WBA International/WBO Africa Super Featherweight Championship and it will be over 12 Rounds.
Chief Executive Officer of the Asamoah Gyan Foundation, Samuel Anim Addo told Myjoyonline.com rigorous programmes have been lined up to ensure the success of the bout.
The Filipino is expected to arrive in Ghana on April 22 and will meet the media on Wednesday April 24. He is also expected to have his seconds out at the gym before the official weigh-in ceremony on April 25.
According to Anim Addo, on Sunday April 21, the various boxers on the bill will meet their fans as well as Vits Noodles, title Sponsors of the event at Bukom, the home of boxing in Ghana.
He said the various boxers will engage in shadow boxing and exhibit their skills and readiness for the bout on Friday April 26.
The bouts on the bill include the International Lightweight Championship over eight rounds between George Ashie and Michael Odhiambo from Kenya.
Michael Ansah will take on Abraham Osei-Bonsu in the National Super Featherweight Championship while Isaac Quaye will face off against Abmer Shidju of Namibia in a Commonwealth Flyweight final Eliminator.
Ahmed Saraku and Alani Sulaiman would battle it out in an International Middleweight Contest with Felix Williams to fight a yet to be announced opponent.
Osumanu Akaba and Prince Dzanie are also set to feature on the bill with organizers set to spice the event with performances from the Nation’s top musical artistes.
Tickets for the bout will be out on Saturday and will go for GHC 10.00 for the popular stand, GHC 50.00 for ringside and a yet to be decided amount for the VVIP.