Ghanaian Boxing Greatness: Meet the world title-winning champions

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Ghana stands tall in the annals of boxing history, boasting a lineage of world champions that has brought global acclaim to the West African nation.

Ghana's boxing legacy began in 1975 when David Kotei, also known as Poison, claimed the country's first world title by defeating Ruben Olivares for the WBC featherweight belt. This marked the beginning of Ghana's rise in the boxing world. Azumah Nelson followed suit in 1984, securing the WBC World featherweight title with a victory over Wilfredo Gomez, solidifying his legendary status.

Nana Yaw Konadu added to Ghana's success in 1989 by winning the WBC World Super Flyweight belt. Ike Quartey continued the trend in 1994, capturing the WBA World Welterweight belt. Alfred Kotey and Joseph Agbeko further highlighted Ghana's talent by winning world titles in 1994 and 2007, respectively. Joshua Clottey continued Ghana's winning streak in 2008 by claiming the IBF World Welterweight Belt. Isaac Dogboe secured Ghana's eighth world title in 2018 by winning the WBO World Super Bantamweight belt, demonstrating Ghana's enduring legacy in boxing.

Explore this timeline showing the Ghanaian boxing champions.

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