The Nationwide Amateur Boxing League resumed on Friday at the Prison’s canteen with the aim of keeping boxing in good shape ahead of future competitions.
Gideon Quartey, the chairman of the Ghana Amateur team has called on cooperate bodies to assist in supporting the game of boxing in the country.
The amateur boxing night began with kids who entertained the crowed as the bombers geared up for their challenge. Following the poor showing of the bombers team that participated at the just ended All African Games in Brazzaville, four of the boxers who qualified for the upcoming world championship scheduled for Doha went into secret camping ahead of the games but failed to go to Doha due to funding, making Ghana’s chances to participate at the 2016 Rio Games in Brazil very slim.
According to Gideon Quartey, the much awaited amateur boxing league will be the only solution that will keep the boxers in shape before they enplane for any competition.
The league that will see a competitiveness of the bombers will be staged nationwide.
The league will see boxers been selected into the national team.
“We pray everybody will come to support. All TV stations are welcomed. We want to go all out, we are even eyeing to go on the latest sports belting.” he said.
“We are categorizing it as we are doing it nationwide, its’ all over the regions and it won’t be only in Accra.
“This is the median edition we have started and the former league is gone but now revamped,” he added.
Six boxers lighten up the prisons canteen when two Olympians proved why they deserved to be in the national team, Azumah Mohammed, outclassed his opponent Abdelah Zakari in the middleweight to stop him in the second round of three round contest.
Jessie Lartey, had a walk over after his opponent Nash Tagoe failed to come into the ring.
Akotoku’s Alfred Kotey, was too smart for Reformers Jack Mensah, who lost 3 to 0 after three rounds in the flyweight contest while Delali Miledzie, recorded a victory over Prosper Anyeka in the heavyweight division. Heavyweight John Coffie, managed to beat Razak Tetteh while Ernest Ampah, won 3 to 0 over Richard Pozo in the lightweight contest.
Source: Romeo Oduro/UTV Sports
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