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Former WBC Champion Napoleon Tagoe Dies at 44

Former WBC Continental Americas light heavyweight champion Napoleon Tagoe has passed away.

Tagoe who went on to become a renowned builder of boxing rings in retirement died on Wednesday morning aged 44 (according to boxrec) after a short battle with illness.

Popularly called Napo, the chief trainer of the Will Power Gym in Accra was taken ill a few days ago before passing on at the Mamprobi Polyclinic.

“Yes my husband is dead, he kicked the bucket this morning,” his wife (Mrs Tagoe) told in an interview.

She added, “He was not feeling well and he gave up this morning.”

Tagoe was the proprietor Will Power Boxing Gym after calling an end to his career as a fighter because of an injury sustained to his right eye.

His professional fight record stood at 21 wins (14 by KO), four losses and no draws.

Tagoe trained promising boxers including Obodai Sai, Emmanuel Tagoe and Albert Mensah.

Source: Graphic

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