Time to revive professional boxing in Ghana - Abraham Kotei Neequaye at unveiling of new belts

By Sammy Heywood Okine
Boxing Time to revive professional boxing in Ghana - Abraham Kotei Neequaye at unveiling of new belts
NOV 22, 2021 LISTEN

Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) President Mr Abraham Kotei Neequaye has revealed an initiative geared towards reviving professional boxing in Ghana at the Trust Sports Emporium in Accra.

“You would agree with me that these three critical components are very essential to the realization of our vision and purpose of pro-boxing in Ghana,” the President said.

Speaking at the unveiling of the GBA website, new logo and national title belts, he said “my utmost agenda in the realization of my vision is to consider the welfare of active boxers and their trainers and coaches.”

Mr Neequaye added that he is determined to create an effective administrative setup that will enable effective communication among stakeholders.

The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) officially unveiled ten (10) new national belts last Thursday, November 18, 2021, in a bid to inspire local champions and bring local boxing promotions to an appreciable standard.

He announced that the boxing league would be launched in the coming weeks.

Present at the event were former world champions, Prof. Azumah Nelson, Ike Bazooka Quartey and Joseph Agbeko as well as Deputy Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Mr Kwame Amponfi Jr. MP for Odododiodoo, Hon. Mr Nii Lante Vanderpuye and GBA exco member, John Manfo.

Hon. Nii Lante Vanderpuye, a former Youth and Sports Minister in his address at the launch stressed the need to prioritize the development of boxing which had lots to offer the country.

He urged boxers, trainers, and coaches to be disciplined in their respective endeavours to help push the sports to the next level.

"It is about time we bring some discipline to the sport of boxing. So, this particular event is to open the door for us to create future world champions but we can only achieve that if we are disciplined," he said.

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