Ghanaian boxer, Emmanuel ‘The Game Boy’ Tagoe has reacted to claims by Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) President, Peter Zweenes that, his IBO title is not recognized.
According to Zweenes, the IBO is not a major sanctioning body in boxing as compared to WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA.
“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.
But the boxer in an exclusive interview with Rainbow Radio’s Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi on Total Sports Review said, he is not perturbed at the negative things said about him because he believes he is a world champion.
Game Boy touted his ‘’impeccable achievements’’ saying, when boxing in Ghana was declining; I raised the bar with my incredible record. I gave Ghana a good record and so I am not perturbed about the negative comments.’’
He accused the GBA of being partial because if the GBA president is saying my title is not recognized and yet they came to my gym to encourage me, give me some items, then I will say they have been partial.
Using Anthony Joshua as an example he said, the world boxer have four titles and it is left with WBC for him to claim.
‘’When someone prepares for a world title here in Ghana, GBA visits such a person and make sure the motivation is there and also add items. That particular title, the GBA supported me, and also when I was defending the title, they supported me. So if it was not a world title and yet they supported me, it means GBA has being partial.’’
He also alleging that, Peter Zweenes is having a personal problem with him following the reason why Mr. Roger Barnor stopped his recent bout with Fernando Saucedo.
Tagoe said he could not understand why Peter Zweenes had doubts over his victory and demanded that, the referee explain why he stopped the bout.
‘’After the referee explained reasons for stopping the bout, I also requested that he comes out and explain his action. This did not go down well with him and so he has having an issue,’’ he explained.