3 Bombers for Juma Int’l tourney

Mr Lamptey (second left) with the three boxers and an official of the GBF

Mr Lamptey (second left) with the three boxers and an official of the GBF

Three members of Ghana’s amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers have left for Turkey to participate in the Ahmed Juma International boxing tournament.

They are Jessie Lartey (69kg) welterweight, Ghana’s only medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia; Wahid Omar (64kg) light welterweight and Suleman Tetteh, (56) bantamweight.

Mr. George Lamptey, President of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF) told the Times Sports that the five day event, which commenced on Monday, September 10, was to honour Turkish Olympian, Ahmed Human.

He said the trip was to keep the nation’s top amateur boxers in shape and gain experience and exposure.

Mr. Lamptey noted that, they decided to support the boxers as it is difficult depending on government for such events.

In his view, the boxers will become world class when such opportunities are made available for them but he was quick to add that getting them to participate in championships outside the country had become difficult as a result of lack of sponsorship.

He said boxers who devout their time and energies to box for the nation should be rewarded or put on a salary scheme so that they would not be tempted to join the professional ranks.

The trio was accompanied by the Assistant Coach of the team, Lartekwei Lartey.

BY TIMES SPORTS REPORTER

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