President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo of Ghana has advised the three boxers mounting the stage for the celebration of sports after 60 years to be determined, disciplined and daring to win world titles for the nation.

nana-addo-boxingNana Addo who bred at Ga Mashie, Swalaba interacted with the boxers, Richard Commey, Fred Lawson and Duke Micah and their managers as well as members of the Ghana Boxing Authority pledged.

The promotion of Street Wise and Errol Hawk Management which takes place on March 11 at the Bukom Boxing Arena, near Korle Bu has crack boxers coming from Europe and South America featuring for the World Boxing Council WBC Silver titles.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo guaranteed the support of his government towards the revival of boxing and other lesser known sports in Ghana.

According to Akufo-Addo, his commitment is evidenced in the 100% increment in the budgetary allocation for the Sports Ministry this year to embark on the development of other sporting disciplines than football.

The leadership of the Ghana Boxing Authority and promoters for Saturday’s Big Freedom Fight Night to celebrate Ghana’s 60th Independence Anniversary were at the Presidency.

“We have had outstanding talents and champions in athletics, boxing, table tennis, amongst others and it is about time we nurtured all the talents in our country to make it possible for people who have the ability and talent in these disciplines also to emerge”, the President said.

The President also promised to be present at the Bukom Boxing Arena to witness the three World title bouts, as he is a boxing and sports fan.

By Sammy Heywood Okine


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