Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight champion, Richard Commey, in an interview with GNA Sports called on corporate Ghana and the government to invest heavily in boxing to help produce more world champions for the nation.
“We have the talents and young people with the interest to venture into boxing but without the right investment, they would not be attracted to the sport and work at becoming world champions.”
“The Bukom Boxing Arena is a perfect example of investment in boxing. It is nice and has the needed equipment but we need more to produce quality boxers for the country.” He further stated
The former world champion criticised some of the investments made by corporate bodies in certain areas as he believes they would not bring any benefit to the nation.
“I don’t mean to denigrate any programme but I recently saw Ghana’s Strongest on television with a lot of sponsors. I wonder what benefit such a programme would bring to Ghana. They should come and invest in boxer rather; it would bring us more benefits. We have the chance to grab more titles for Ghana,” he appealed.
Commey who has been training at the Bukom Boxing Arena since returning home from the US stated that he was preparing well to reclaim his title and would be ready for a rematch against Teofimo Lopez, who defeated him to win his title last December.
By Leroy Hawkson | Head of Sports | talksafrica.com