Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Boxing Emmanuel Tagoe not a world champion – GBA boss

Peter Zweenes believes the IBO is not a major sanctioning body in boxing as compared to WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA.

  • Published: , Refreshed:

President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Peter Zweenes, has refused to acknowledge Emmanuel Tagoe’s IBO belt as a world title.

According to him, the IBO is not a major sanctioning body in boxing as compared to WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA.

READ ALSO: Boxing: Isaac Dogboe destined for greatness – Akufo-Addo

Tagoe, popularly known as the ‘Game Boy’, has seen the relevance of his title come under the spotlight following Isaac Dogbe’s capture of the WBC Super Bantamweight title.

Many have been divided over the number of world champions to have emerged from the country, with records rating Dogboe as Ghana’s eighth world champion.

Emmanuel 'Game Boy' Tagoe play

Emmanuel 'Game Boy' Tagoe

 

However, others have also argued that Tagoe’s IBO belt is a world title, therefore the boxer should be recognized as a world champion.

Speaking to the issue, GBA president Zweenes said Game Boy cannot be regarded as a world champion because the IBO is not a globally recognized body.

“The IBO is not universally recognized, and its one of the least recognized sanctioning bodies. The four main bodies are WBC, WBA, IBF and the WBO," he said.

READ ALSO: Bod Arum: Isaac Dogboe signed by renowned US promoter

“The IBO is a lesser known title, and for me, Emmanuel Tagoe has to do more work, despite the fact that he holds that title.

“He has to do more to fight more credible opponents in order to get into the more respected divisions. Technically it is a world title, but if you ask me it’s definitely not in the same league as the four bodies,” he added.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Patrick Alotey Ghanaian boxer headlines Cabic Big Fight Night on August...bullet
2 Today In History New York financial broker purchases Holyfield’s ear...bullet
3 Legend at 60 M.anifest to release music video in honor of Azumah Nelsonbullet
4 Battle of the Undefeated Isaac Dogboe is the new WBO Super...bullet
5 Beef Floyd Mayweather lashes out at 50-Centbullet
6 Boxing Professor Rawlings stopped me from joining the military...bullet
7 Battle of the Undefeated Isaac Dogboe to face Jessie...bullet
8 Video Watch how Isaac Dogboe floored Magdaleno to win titlebullet
9 Today In History Isaac Dogboe knocks out Javier Chacon...bullet
10 Azumah Nelson Legendary boxer feels Ghanaian coaches...bullet

Top Videos

1 VIDEO Azumah Nelson's limousine is all the motivation you needbullet
2 Video This is how Isaac Dogboe defeated Jessie Magdalenobullet
3 Video Isaac Dogboe knocks out Cesar Juarezbullet
4 Former President JJ Rawlings sings Happy Birthday to Azumah Nelsonbullet
5 Video Highlight of the undefeated opponent of Anthony Joshuabullet
6 Video Boxer vows not to fight in Ghana againbullet
7 Video I want my belt: Isaac Dogboe warns opponentsbullet

Boxing