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Kofi Jantuah looks to revive boxing in the Ashanti Region

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Zwickau, GERMANY: Middleweight boxer Kofi Jantuah of Ghana poses during an official training session 09 May 2006 in Zwickau, eastern Germany. Jantuah prepares for the IBF World Championship title fight against Germany's Arthur Abraham taking place 13 May 2006. AFP PHOTO DDP/UWE MEINHOLD GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read UWE MEINHOLD/DDP/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Ghanaian middleweight Kofi Jantuah [32-4-1, 21 KOs] in an interview to Kumasi-based Akoma 87.9 FM vowed to revive boxing in the Ashanti Region.
The man known as “Pride of Ashanti” spoke about the current state of boxing the country saying he had plans to develop the sport in the Ashanti region “I’m planning something to support boxing in the region when everything is ready, you will see it” Kofi said
“There’s no decent boxing gym in Kumasi, boxing has not been decentralised well in Ghana so the talent is only residual in few places, our leaders don’t understand boxing, I’m planning something but it’s nor ready yet” he revealed.
The former World Boxing Council (WBC) International Super Welter champion who is currently based in Las Vagas, USA was one of the few boxers to have emerged from the Ashanti Region and in his prime fought the likes of Kassim Ouma for the IBF light middleweight world title, Dmitry Pirog, Daniel Santos, Donny McCrary, Jaime Manuel Gomez, and Marco Antonio Rubi.
He currently serves as a boxing trainer with the Floyd Money Mayweather Team (TMT).
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com

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