Rising Stars in Ghanaian Boxing Aim for Bigger Titles
Mubarak Abubakar, the National Middleweight Champion, Joseph Akai Nettey, the National Light Flyweight Champion, and Osumanu Haruna aka Saabo, the National Heavyweight Champion, have all pledged to raise the Ghanaian flag high on the international stage. Rising stars in Ghanaian boxing aim for bigger titles.
Mohammed Abdul Samed, a young innovative manager, is pleased that boxers from his stable and Zongo in Accra are vying for titles.
Samed, who manages Akai Nettey, Haruna, Jessie Manyo Plange, and Michael Ansah aka One Bullet for All For One Boxing Management and Bill Curve Boxing Promotions, believes his lads can take boxing to new heights and win African Continental and World titles for Ghana.
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“We are prepared to compete at the highest levels of boxing; we have the technical experience and abilities to transform the boxers under coaches Charles Quartey and Lartekwei Lartey,” he said.
He urged Ghanaians to rally behind the new champions, saying that they are ready to transform the face of Ghana boxing by providing high-quality fights.
Boxing is amongst one of the fastest sporting events that is growing in Ghana at a much faster rate currently. All our country’s Olympic games medals are won by boxers. Boxing in Ghana is next to football.
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Joseph Akai Nettey, 19, will challenge Mubarak for the WBO Africa Lightweight Flyweight title in the near future, while Mubarak will defend his title against Obodai Sai.
All new championships will be maintained by the winners, according to Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) President Abraham Kotei Neequaye, who encouraged promoters and matchmakers to come up with quality and interesting contests.
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