Ghanaian Boxer Pockets $200,000 Despite Disappointing Defeat to Ryan Garcia in America

Ghanaian Boxer Pockets $200,000 Despite Disappointing Defeat to Ryan Garcia in America

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:00 PM
  • Emmanuel 'Game Boy' Tagoe was annihilated in his fight against lightweight Boxing returnee Ryan Garcia in America
  • The Ghanaian boxer lost on all three judges scorecards as Ryan Garcia unanimously defeated the Emmanuel Tagoe in Texas
  • Emmanuel Tagoe will return to Ghana with $200,000 as his pay from the bout and will also receive 30% of pay per view

It was a disappointing evening for Ghanaian boxer Emmanuel 'Game Boy' Tagoe in San Antonio, Texas after he was totally dominated by American fighter Ryan Garcia.

Tagoe lost via a unanimous decision by all three judges with Tom Carusone (119-108), Lisa Giampa (118-109) and Ellis Johnson (119-108) all ruling in favour of the American.

In a video posted on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, the 34-year-old lightweight boxer was overwhelmed by his American opponent.

Emmanuel Tagoe, Ryan Garcia, Boxing, Texas, USA, Ghana
Emmanuel Tagoe pockets $200,000 from Ryan Garcia fight. Credit: @CitiSportsGHA
Source: Twitter

Rayn Garcia after the bout expressed disappointment in his opponent, who he feels had nothing to offer.

“I had to walk him down, he wasn’t giving me anything,” Garcia admitted of Tagoe’s negative approach to the fight. “I’ll learn more, I know I got a lot more in me," he said as quoted by citisportsonline.

Garcia was making a return to the ring after a 15-month break, but looked sharp as he sent the Ghanaian to the ropes on multiple times.

Tagoe managed to drag the fight to all 12 rounds, and in some moments tried to show speedy quick punches.

However, Garcia was too hot for Tagoe in front of a cheering crowd in Texas.

Emmanuel Tagoe will receive a whooping $200,000 from the fight as well as receive 30% of the pay per view.

Emmanuel Tagoe to fight Ryan Garcia in April

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghanaian lightweight boxer, Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe will take on American boxer, Ryan Garcia, in a lightweight showdown in San Antonio on April 9 this year.

Garcia's promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, announced the bout on his 49th birthday on Friday via his official Twitter handle.

The bout is scheduled for April 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio on DAZN, according to De La Hoya, who promotes Garcia.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.