GBA announces three world titles for Ghanaian boxers


Boxing News of Tuesday, 9 January 2018


GBA Nana AddoMembers of the Ghana Boxing Association in a group picture

The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has announced three world title fights, that would see the possible arrival of a world title in Ghana by the close of 2018.

According to the GBA, Habib Ahmed would on 3rd February, fight World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Super Mihhddleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez, in the United States America (USA), whilst Raphael Mensah takes on World Boxing Authority (WBA) Super Featherweight Champion in March.

World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Super Bantamweight Interim champion, Isaac Dogbe is expected to fight for the world title proper in March, against Jesse Magdaleno, after defeating Cesar Jaurez, last Saturday.

Mr Peter Zweenes, President of the GBA, made this known when a delegation from his outfit, paid courtesy call on His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.

He was accompanied by World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Vice President John Dugan and other WBO representatives in Africa and the Youth and Sports Minister Mr. Isaac Asiamah.

Mr Zweenes said, Richard Commey would also fight in the Final Elimination bout for on 10th February 2018 at Texas, USA, whilst plans are in place for International Boxing Organisation (IBO) champion for Emmanuel Tagoe to defend his title on a date yet to be announced.

Madam Frema Opare, Chief of Staff at the Presidency, who received the delegation on behalf president expressed the government’s readiness to support and solicit for funds to help Ghanaian potential world title boxers for their upcoming bouts in 2018.

She said the government would support the boxers financially and morally especially on the back of of Isaac Dogbe’s spectacular display last Saturday, adding that support from government would be shared equally among the boxers.

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