Via John Tornay: The capricious Emmanuel Tagoe believes that Ryan Garcia is afraid of him and has been for quite some time, and he will capitalize on that anxiety when they meet this Saturday night, April 9.
WBC 7thweight lightweight contender Tagoe (32-1, 15 KOs) said Ryan (21-0, 18 KOs) avoided him a year ago when he opted to take on Luke Campbell on January 2, 2021 , not him, and he believes it’s just a prime example of fear.
Tagoe, 33 years old, says he doesn’t want to gloating about being avoidedbut it’s hard not to mention Golden Boy star Ryan Garcia.
Tagoe will be Saturday’s featured man with a 32-game winning streak going all the way back to 2004, which is a huge achievement.
While some reviewers point out that Tagoe has aggregated his 32 win streak from behind his tier two and bottom tier opponents, it’s still a sizable feat when combining multiple wins in a row. without losing.
The best names on Tagoe’s resume:
- Mason Menard
- Moses Paulus
- Vyacheslav Gusev
- Fernando David Saonedo
- Mzonke Fana
Some of those names can match those with whom Ryan fought during his six-year professional career. In contrast, Ryan’s best wins were against Luke Campbell, Carlos Morales and Francisco Fonseca.
Be truth. If there is any criticism of the 33-year-old Tagoe, it is the icy delay his supporters have finally lifted him against an A-class opponent.
It’s unclear how long Tagoe has been with current founder Lou DiBella, but it’s hard to believe he had to wait 18 years to finally take on the Ghanaian native against an opponent of his caliber, especially with a streak. win as long as him. What happened?
You can’t blame Tagoe for not fighting the opposition better in his career because that’s clearly something his management should respond to.
It’s good that Tagoe finally gets a chance to showcase his talent in front of a superstar like Ryan Garcia as he could easily be buried in anonymity for the rest of his career.
“Ryan knows he’s been afraid of me for a long time,“Emmanuel Tagoe said to DAZN. “I think he was afraid of me. That’s why he chose Luke Campbell,” Tagoe said.
“I know I’m going to beat Ryan Garcia, and I’m ready to fight anyone at 135. I want to fight everyone. I didn’t come here to gloat. I’m here to bring out the best in the 135-pound division. I’m here to surprise everyone. I’m here to give it to anyone who’s good at boxing.”
Given that Tagoe was promoted by Lou DiBella, the promoter who shaped the career of unified lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr, he has a good chance of winning the title soon if he beats Ryan Garcia on Saturday. .
Kambosos takes on WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney on June 5 in Melbourne, Australia.
Ryan is clearly being set up to fight the winner of the Kambosos-Haney fight, which is the only reason he’s joining the DiBella-promoted Tagoe.
Golden Boy Promotions are working in DiBella’s favor by pitting Tagoe against superstar Ryan on Saturday, and in return, the 23-year-old star gets a final shot at the winner of the Kambosos vs Haney fight.
Ryan may need to wait a while before he gets the title, as the Kambosos have a rematch clause in Haney’s contract which means if he loses they will go back to Australia for a second time.
“I will teach Ryan Garcia because I know I am a teacher. I was the king of the ring on April 9th. I think that very night was my night,” Tagoe said.