Ghanaian boxing referee for WBO convention

Referee Barnor declares Obodai Sai winner in a recent WBO championship in AccraLeading Ghanaian boxing referee, Roger Barnor has been invited to attend the 29th edition of the Annual World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Convention to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from October 17-21, 2016 at the Caribe Hilton Hotel.

The meeting will assemble top WBO accredited officials from all over the world including former Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) President, Mr. Samir Captan who is currently a Board Member of the organization and hold elections for members to the Executive Board.

“Furthermore, educational seminars will be offered to enable the acquisition of knowledge beneficial for the development of boxing at an international level. Our conventions also offer a backdrop for creating liaisons that will promote boxing throughout the world,” a communication from the WBO office said.

Barnor is currently the only Ghanaian boxing referee that holds a 5-Star certification from the WBO, making him the only choice to officiate international fights as well as world championships.

The five-day convention will begin on Monday, October 17 with registration of delegates at the famous Hard Rock Casino.

He will take advantage of the educational seminar by writing the WBO conducted Boxing Commission Examinations for referees to upgrade himself.

Barnor told the Times Sports over the weekend that he has been invited to partake in the exams in his bid to increase his percentage.

“I passed the exam with 50 per cent but my target this time is to attain the 75 per cent mark. With that, I can seek for certification to officiate the big fights all over the world,” he explained.


By Andrew Nortey



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