Roger Barnor, Ghana’s leading boxing referee/judge has been awarded an ‘A Class’ Referee and Championship Level Judge for Professional Boxing by the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA).
The certificate of proof, dated August 28, 2017 was signed by Gianluca Di Caro, Vice President of the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA).
Barnor in an interview said, his new status has brought him the opportunity to be humble, as he has experienced a lot in the business and game of boxing.
One of the most tried and tested boxing referees in Ghana, who has officiated in about eight international fights this year in South Africa, Namibia and Ghana, said he is looking forward to retain his Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Referee of the Year Award.
He noted that most decisions by football referees are controversial, but he has been consistent and committed as well as improved with an A Class license from the BIBA.
Barnor who obtained his World Boxing Council (WBC) badge in 1997 is also member of the World Boxing Organisation (WBO), International Boxing Organisation (IBO) and Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC).
He promised to leave a legacy by training more people to be interested in boxing officiating.