Rising Stars in Ghanaian Boxing Aim for Bigger Titles

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.

“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.

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.

Source: GOC

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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