WBC names Barnor for fight in Algeria

GHANA’S young World Boxing Council (WBC) accredited referee, Roger Nii Bonney Barnor, has been named as one of three judges for an impending WBC Youth Championship scheduled for December 19 in Bordj Bou Arreridji, Algeria.

He was named together with Phil Edwards from the United Kingdom and Don Griffin from the USA as three judges for the championship.

A letter issued on behalf of the WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman and signed by the Chairman, WBC Youth Championship programme named other officials including USA duo of Carlos de la Cruz and Curtis Thrasher as supervisor and referee respectively.

The event put together by Algerian based outfit, Dahou Promotions will pitch their ward, Djamel Dahou against Daniel Valenzuel from Mexico for the WBC Youth Interim welterweight title.

Barnor is scheduled to leave for Algeria on Sunday, December 14.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth lightweight champion, Richard Commey will be in action in far away Denmark on Saturday, December 13.

Commey is billed to face an opponent from France, Samir Ziani in a 10-rounder contest as he prepares for his first title defence expected to happen early next year.

Currently campaigning in the UK, Commey will leave to Denmark tomorrow in the company of his trainer, Carl Lokko, his publicist, Dela MacBrown and manager Michael Amoo-Bediako.

Speaking to the Times Sports from his UK base, Commey expressed the confidence to extend his unbeaten run before returning to the UK for his first title defense.

By Andrew Nortey

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