Amateur Boxing League commences on Feb. 16
Accra, Feb. 5, GNA – The Greater Accra Amateur Boxing
Association (GAABA) League will commence on Friday, February
16 at the Prisons Canteen in Accra.
The event, the first of its kind in the history of amateur
boxing in the country will involve 108 boxers from 20 gyms
in the Greater Accra Region.
Mr. Gideon Quartey, Vice-Chairman of GAABA who announced
this at a press briefing on Monday, said that the necessary
arrangements have been made for the beginning of the
championship which is expected to save the image of the
He said that the League is expected to serve as a prominent
source for the selection of the Region’s representatives
into the national Amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers.
The GAABA Vice Chairman who outlined the programme said
about 699 bouts will be fought during the championships,
which runs till the end of the year.
As a means of motivating the boxers, the Association plans
to introduce regular allowances as well as registration for
the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for the
Mr. Quartey said that the championship will be based on the
rules of the International Association of Amateur Boxing
with each bout scheduled for four rounds of two minutes
He disclosed that as a means of creating awareness of the
sport, there will be changes in the venues with Ada, Dodowa
and Amasaman as alternative bases.
The Vice Chairman has therefore appealed to corporate
organizations to support the project, which is being
financed from the contributions of executives of the
Asare Ofori, Assistant trainer of the Black Bombers lauded
the idea for the league and called for similar programmes in
all the Regions to unearth talents for the national team.