Lokko calls for
support for GAABA League
Accra, Feb 19, GNA – Carl Lokko, head trainer of Bronx
Boxing Gym has called on corporate organisations to support
the Greater Accra Amateur Boxing Association (GAABA) league
to achieve its desired goals.
Lokko said that the event is currently not benefiting from
any form of sponsorship from any quarter, which has led to
some financial burdens on the organisers.
Speaking to the GNA Sports in Accra last Friday during the
maiden edition of the event, Lokko said the championship is
meant to keep the amateur boxers very busy and well prepared
for future assignments.
“Most opponents our boxers meet at international
competitions have about 150-250 fights, which gives them the
upper-hand in terms of experience over the Ghanaian who have
about 20-25 fights up their sleeves.”
The head trainer said the league forms part of the
initiative developed to give Ghanaian boxers enough exposure
as well as revive the sport, which has experienced a decline
in recent years.
Lokko explained that the GAABA is ready to enter into any
form of sponsorship agreement with any corporate
organisation and gave the assurance of mutual attractive
The maiden edition, however, saw most of the boxers
travelling the full distance of four rounds with the
exception of the Light heavyweight contest between Tei
Kaizer of the Osu Ultimate Gym and Mawuli Akpalu of the
Kaizer displaying some fine boxing artistry gave Akpalu
series of punches from the onset, which forced the latter
onto the canvas in the first round.
Apkalu could not beat the mandatory count, which saw Kaiser
being declared winner on a first round knockout.
In the Light flyweight division, Duke Micah was unanimously
adjudged victor over Jessy Lartey in an all Fit Square Gym
Fredrick Lawson defeated Nii Ofoli Tetteh in the
Bantamweight division 5-0 in another all Fit Square Gym
encounter, just as Odoi Yemefio of the De Oak’s Gym managed
a split decision over Bronx Gym’s Francis Adams in a
Akotoku Gym’s Saviour Glago defeated Godwin Aryee of the
Liase Gym via a majority win in the Light welterweight
division with John Yeboah of Rangers Gym replicating a
similar feat over Daniel Munko of the Bronx Gym in the
The trio of Nii Armah Quaye, Raymond Addo and Ahmed Sasraku
were declared winners without throwing a punch as their
respective opponents failed to turn up.