President of the Ghana Boxing Authority, Peter Zweenes, says his entity can produce a world champion from each of the regions in Ghana with the needed resources from the government.
Zweenes, who had the honour of presenting Ghanaian boxer Richard Commey to the president after winning the International Boxing Federation Lightweight World Champion seized the moment to present his grievances to the president.
Speaking at the Jubilee House on Monday, he said the GBA has a lot of talents available at their disposal that they can produce one world champion each out of the sixteen regions we have in Ghana.
“When it comes to bringing honours to this country in terms of sports, there is none and we are repeating that. We in boxing have a lot talents and we believe that if we get the needed assistant from the state one district one factory may be too ambitious but I can say one region one world champion.’’
Richard Commey who was also present at the jubilee house requested that the president use his good office to assist up and coming boxing to secure good deals that will eventually see them become world champions like he has become today.
“Some boxing managers and coaches enter into agreements without the consent of the boxer. This phenomenon does not help boxers. The government, the sports ministry and the Ghana Boxing Authority must look at that aspect and deal with it. If dealt with, the country will have more world champions,” Commey said.
Ghana now can boast of ten world champions namely David Kotey Poison in 1975, Azumah Nelson Azumah Nelson 1984,Nana Yaw Konadu 1989,Ike Quartey
1994,Alfred Kotey194,Joseph Agbeko 2007,Joshua Clottey 2008,Isaac Dogboe 2018, Emmanuel Tagoe 2018 and Richard Commey 2019.
By: Joel Eshun