President of the Ghana Boxing Authority, Peter Zweenes, has refused to recognize Ghanaian boxer Emmanuel ‘Gameboy’ Tagoe’s IBO Lightweight World title.
Isaac Dogboe’s recent capture of the WBC Super Bantamweight title, has raised a lot of talk concerning the number of world boxing champions Ghana has produced.
Records say he is the 8th Ghanaian boxer to become a champion, but others increase the number to include IBO Lightweight champion Tagoe.
Zweenes, however says the belt held by Tagoe is not in the same league as the elite WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA titles.
“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.
“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 said.
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 its definitely not in the same league as the four bodies.”
Emmanuel Tagoe beat David Saucedo in January to retain his IBO World lightweight title.
By: Citi Sports