Nine Ghanaian boxers were ranked by the Commonwealth Boxing Council in its December 2022 rankings.

The Ghanaian contenders are Light Heavyweights Sena Agbeko Ghana and Bastie Samir, Super lightweight George Ashie, and Lightweights Richard Commey, Sheriff Quaye and Emmanuel Tagoe.

Super featherweight Felix Ajorn, Featherweight Isaac Dogboe and Bantamweight Manyo Plange,

A Commonwealth Boxing Council Champion is required to defend within the time period set against any of the listed contenders in his weight division except in the case where a particular mandatory challenger has been specified, either of such defences to be considered a mandatory defence.

Should a Champion wish to defend against a challenger not listed then an application must be made to the Hon Secretary of the CBC by him, his manager or a promoter on their behalf.

Permission will be granted subject to approval by the CBC of the challenger and such defence will be considered a voluntary defence. The winner will be obliged to make a mandatory defence within the time period specified if this has not already taken place.

Promoters must send copies of contracts to the Hon Secretary together with the appropriate Sanction Fee otherwise the contest may not receive a formal sanction.

Commissions, federations and other boxing regulatory/sanctioning authorities receiving this notice are requested to advise all interested parties within their jurisdictions and the local press.

Debbie Down, Hon Secretary

It must be noted that 1. when a Commonwealth Champion wins a ‘World’ Championship whether or not recognized by the Council or by any individual Member Federation of the Council the relevant Commonwealth Championship shall automatically be declared vacant.

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It follows that a Commonwealth Champion cannot lose his Championship as a result of losing a ‘World’ Championship contest when the opponent would otherwise qualify as an eligible contender.

  1. In view of varying medical standards and requirements for boxers throughout the Commonwealth, promoters are urged to ensure that boxers from abroad competing for Commonwealth Titles are capable of meeting the standards of the host governing authority.
  2. It is the obligation of the Champion and his manager and/or any promoter with whom they are currently working to meet the defence requirements set by the Council. In the event of difficulty in attracting listed contenders the Council will exercise its reasonable discretion but it will be the obligation of the Champion to ensure that there is Championship activity in the relevant weight division.
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