GBA declares three national titles vacant
Accra, March 13, GNA – The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has
declared three national titles vacant, according to its
latest rankings released for the first quarter of the year.
The vacant titles are the Light Heavyweight, Middleweight
The GBA has subsequently ordered some boxers to contest for
the vacant titles whilst others are to engage in elimination
bouts to determine the number one contenders in their weight
In addition to the new arrangements some champions have also
been ordered to engage in mandatory title defence.
According to information gathered by the GNA Sports from the
secretariat of the GBA, Ibrahim Marshall, Epiphany Pipi,
Franklin Okine and Issah Akrong are the contenders for the
Light Heavyweight title in that order whilst George Amuzu,
Ayittey Okainjah, Ahmed Akrong, Ato Ticektts and Kojo Issah
are the contenders for the Middleweight title.
The GBA has however ordered Kojo Issah and Ayittey Okainjah
to vie for the vacant middleweight title.
In the Super-Featherweight division, George Ashie retained
his position as the number one contender followed by Thomas
Aryeetey, Joseph Laryea, Seth Neequaye, Robert Nettey and
Michael Abbey in that order.
Africa Boxing Union (ABU) champion Yakubu Amidu and Ashie
have also been selected to contest in the Commonwealth Final
The winner will get the opportunity to compete for the
The GBA has also sanctioned another Commonwealth eliminator
between Charles Adamu and Micheal Gbenga in the Super
Middleweight division while Joshua Okine will take on Philip
Kotey in another Commonwealth eliminator in the Welterweight
Thomas Awimbono is scheduled to defend his National Super
Welterweight title against Ishmael Tetteh whilst Lartei
Lartey is to defend his Super Lightweight title against
Bilal Mohammed will clash against Sam Amoako with Albert
Mensah slugging it out with Godfred Sowah in separate
elimination bouts in the Lightweight division.
Lanquaye Wilson and Herbet Quartey will contest for the
National Super Batamweight division.
Isaac Quaye is to defend his Super Flyweight title against
According to the information, the GBA will strip boxers of
their titles if they fail to defend them within the