Joseph Agbeko alleges tribal prejudice in the boxing community.

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Joseph Agbeko, a two-time world champion, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the Ghanaian boxing scene for what he believes to be a lack of respect and acknowledgment.

Agbeko, who held the IBF bantamweight title twice, from 2007 to 2009, and again from 2010 to 2011, as well as winning the WBC International bantamweight title in 2013, feels he is one of the top four boxers

But Agbeko believes that his background may be the reason he is not given the recognition he deserves.

“The boxing community does not appreciate me, love me or treat me like how they do to the other boxers. I don’t know if it’s because I am from the Volta region,” Agbeko told JoySports.

“Even with the Bukom Boxing Arena, there’s a place where they have pictures of all of Ghana’s champions – [mine is not there].”

“Joseph Agebko was not a fighter who won only one world title. When you look at Ghana’s champions from DK Poison, Azumah Nelson and everyone, if you want to mention three or four great champions out of the 10, you will mention my name because I am a two-time world champion. Azumah is a three-time world champion, Nana Konadu also won a world title about twice – I am behind those great fighters,” Agbeko said.

“I have achieved a lot in boxing so there is no way anybody should put up pictures of fighters who have achieved for Ghana, and they wouldn’t think of Joseph Agbeko.”

Agbeko has fought 43 times, winning 38, with 28 being knockout while he has succumbed to five defeats. His last fight, however, was in 2020.

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