GLICO Group Limited has thrown its weight behind International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Lightweight Champion, Emmanuel Game Boy Tagoe, ahead of his title defence against Argentine Fernando Saucedo this Saturday, 27th January, 2018 at the Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra.
Announcing the package at the national headquarters in Accra last week Wednesday Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Glico Life, Mr Forkuo Kyei, said the package included 50,000 personal accident cover for the boxer, a public liability cover of one million Ghana Cedis for the fans who will troop to the arena and an undisclosed amount to Baby Jet Promotion, promoters of the boxer.
Mr Forkuo-Kyei described sports and insurance as bedfellows hence his outfit’s support for sports which spans over three decades, adding that “We have associated ourselves with sports because we have realised sports and insurance go together, we have confidence in Tagoe to make Ghana proud on Saturday.”
Responding to the offer, Tagoe, nicknamed Game Boy, described Glico’s support as unprecedented. “The cushioning is unprecedented. I have not seen such a support in my entire carrier; you have really demonstrated that you cushion your clients for life.
“I urge all to come to the Bukom Arena with handkerchiefs because you will have more to cheer about. I thank Glico so very much,” Tagoe said.
CEO of Baby Jet Promotions, Samuel Anim Addo, who accompanied the boxer, called on corporate Ghana to come on board to support Ghana’s World title champion, Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe, as he defends his title against Argentina’s Fernando David Saucedo.
“The Baby Jet Promotions prior to Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe’s IBO World Lightweight title bout to Saucedo calls on all cooperate Ghana to come on board to help support the fast raising Ghanaian boxing star with everything humanly possible to support the boxer going into bout,” he said.
The orthodox boxer has a distinctive record of 27 fights, winning all 27, 13 of them coming by way of knockout (KO).