Things are moving at dizzying speed as the war of words between the camps of Isaac Dogboe and Emmanuel Tagoe escalate.
Following the latest win for Tagoe, known as Game Boy, there has been a public debate on whether he is a better boxer than rising star Dogboe, known as the Royal Storm.
Now, the camps of both boxers have agreed to a fight in principle.
It is not clear whether Paul, father of Isaac, started the war of words in an interview with UTV in Accra last week. That interview is the first record of a call out Joy Sports has seen so far.
However, right after Game Boy beat Argentine fighter Fernando Saucedo on Saturday, the 31-year-old’s camp called for that showdown with Dogboe.
On Monday, Baffour Gyan, a partner and shareholder of Baby Jet Promotions, warned Dogboe not to punch above his weight.
“Isaac Dogboe is a kid to Game Boy, we are praying that he should go far in the path that he has taken but if he makes any attempt of fighting Emmanuel Tagoe, then I don’t think he will last round 3,” he said.
Tuesday morning saw a swift response from Paul Dogboe.
“My son his ready to face this crazy boxer [Emmanuel Tagoe], Isaac will knock him out in round 5,” Paul told Ghanacrusader.com.
It should be a winner take all, Tagoe’s camp said they will offer $200,000 as a purse, so we are ready to sign the contract, they have to make sure that the Ghana Boxing Authority sanctions the fight.”
The agreed weight is 130 pounds that is super featherweight, so they should make the contract ready, after our fight against Jessie Magdaleno in April we are coming for him in July.”
And on Tuesday afternoon, Asamoah Gyan (brother of Baffour and owner of Baby Jet Promotions) confirmed as much. Responding to a direct question from Joy Sports on the social networking site, Twitter, Gyan gave details.
You only saw what game boy said. You didn’t hear what Dogbe’s dad said. Yoo , we dey ðŸ’ — ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) January 30, 2018
Fair enough — ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) January 30, 2018
But nobody should call anybody’s camp and act nice. We have to go by word each other camps said. Thank you — ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) January 30, 2018
Baby Jet Promotions will offer $100,000 for a purse for a fight in July, and they expect the camp of Dogboe to do same, bringing the total to $200,000.
Both camps have agreed on a winner takes all bout.
The sticking point for many boxing watchers is this: both boxers are not in the same weight division (Dogboe is a super bantamweight while Tagoe is a lightweight) and it could be dangerous for both to fight at catchweight.
So far, this fact does not seem to bother the two camps.