Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has donated boxing ring and other equipment to the Volta Regional Boxing Federation (VRBF) to ensure the promotion and development of boxing at the grass root level.
The donations which were made on Friday, August 17 by President of the GBA, Lawyer Peter Zwennes at the Bukom Boxing Arena were received by Chairman of the VRBF, Enam Foster Dagadu.
Volta and Western were the only regions out of 5 regions who received the training kits, to be presented with the ring.
The training equipment which included spar gloves, head guards, abdominal guards, punching bag, gel, cotton bandage and double mouth guard were presented to Volta, Ashanti, Central, Western and Eastern regions to ensure the promotion and development of Boxing at the grass root level.
This gesture by the GBA gives the VRBF a massive boost in their quest to shape the talents of the young ones in a region which has seen the likes of Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko, Anama Dotse ‘Polopala’ and Isaac ‘the Storm’ Dogboe dominate the sport.
An excited Enam Foster Dagadu justified the presentation by the GBA.
“I was more than happy to have received the ring and others. Being the youngest Chairman among all and being in a region that produces World champions, I had to convince the President why we deserve the ring. Without the ring, developing and shaping our raw talents here will be difficult.”
“I however, promise the people of this region that boxing will be spread across the entire region. If things go well, we will launch the ring at Dzolokpuita, Ho West on September 1. After that, we will make sure the discipline goes everywhere in this region,” he added.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey/voltaonlinegh.com