Since the late Eddy Blay Snr. won Ghana’s first medal (Gold) in boxing in the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia, the country has gone on to produce world-class boxers.
After Blay’s exploits at the Commonwealth Games who was an amateur, David Kotei Poison at the professional level became the first Ghanaian boxer to win the world title.
Kotei defeated crowd favorite Rubén Olivares to win the WBC world featherweight strap in 1975.
With Ghana’s record when it comes boxing at the world level, the current boxers the nation has are leaving no stone unturned as they are seriously making waves at the world level.
YEN.com.gh has put together a list of 6 Ghanaian boxers lifting the flag of the nation high at the world stage.
1. Richard Commey
The 31-year-old hard puncher is currently the most-talked boxer in the world now. On February 2, 2019, he added his name to the tall list of boxers who have won the world title for Ghana.
He became the 9th boxer to win the world belt for Ghana after stopping Russia’s Isa Chaniev in round two in Texas to claim the IBF World lightweight title.
He is arguably the strongest and best lightweight boxer in the world.
2. Isaac Dogboe
Dogboe at age 23, is a former world champion. He became the youngest Ghanaian boxer to win the world belt.
He stopped then champion Jessie Magdaleno in round 11 to win the WBO world super bantamweight belt.
But unfortunately in his second defense of the belt, he lost via a unanimous decision to Emanuel Navarete.
With respect to the WBO rankings, he is at number 6 and he has a rematch with Navarete in May 2019.
3. Duke Micah
Micah is one of the skillful bantamweight boxers in the world. He is a former Commonwealth and WBO Africa bantamweight champion.
He is currently the WBC international lightweight champion. He is ranked number 3 by the WBO.
4. Emmanuel Tagoe
Tagoe is one of the silky lightweight boxers in the world. He is ranked 4th by the WBO and 12th by the IBF.
He currently holds three belts, the WBO Africa, WBO Global, and IBF international.
5. Fredrick Lawson
Lawson is currently Ghana’s best welterweight boxer. In 2016, he came close in challenging for the world title but he lost his elimination fight against Kevin Bizier.
The Ghanaian was doing so well in the fight until he suffered a broken jaw in one of the rounds and he retired on the stool in round 10.
He has bounced back from that injury and he has won three fights – on March 30, 2019 he will return to the ring to take on Juan Ruiz.
6. Joseph Agbeko
The 39 year-old is a two-time former world champion. Despite his age, Agbeko is still active in the sport.
He is ranked number 4 by the WBO in the bantamweight rankings.
Agbeko is the reigning WBO Africa bantamweight champion.
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