Former WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight champ, Napoleon Tagoe, has been pronounced dead by family members after a short illness in Accra.
Confirming his death at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, the wife of the former boxer, Mrs. Tagoe, said, “Mys husband passed away in the early hours of Monday after battling a short illness.”
The late Tagoe, 43, represented Ghana in boxing, winning the WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight champ in 1993. Tagoe also fought for the WBC world cruiserweight title, suffering one of only four career defeats to then undefeated Cuban, Juan Carlos Gomez, in December 1999.
Tagoe returned to Ghana after retiring with a career record of 21-4, 14 KO’s and set up the Will Power Boxing Gym. At this gym, he nurtured young talent such as boxers like Obodai Sai, Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe and Albert Mensah.