Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged World Boxing Organisation (WBO) African Bantamweight champion, Joseph ‘Fresh King’ Agbeko to go all out as he defends his title against Tanzania’s Shabani Hashimu Zeberi on Good Friday April 19.
The former President who is an avid boxing enthusiast said the whole country was behind Agbeko and promised he will take a victory walk with the champion if he successfully defended the title.
The title bout in Keta is part of a nine-fight boxing festival dubbed the ‘Clash for Redemption’ being organized by Aborigines Promotions.
Promoter Mitch Kobla Woollams, who’s the CEO of Aborigines Promotions said all is set for the Keta showdown when he and Joseph Agbeko called on the former President last Thursday to invite him to the event.
Earlier Joseph Agbeko had said he was inspired by the former President hence his decision to call on him prior to Friday’s bout. He said he was looking forward to a walk with the former President because a few years ago he saw an awe-inspiring photo of Azumah Nelson with the former President that has stayed on his memory for long and looked forward to a similar opportunity.
Other fights on the Good Friday night bill include an IBF Africa Lightweight championship involving John Koudeha of Togo and Victus Kemavor of Ghana, National Super Lightweight championship between Anama Dotse and Tackie Annan, as well as a WBO Super Middleweight bout involving Emmanuel Martey and Ibrahim Tamba of Tanzania.
Others on the bill are Nathaniel Nukpe and Saidu Amadu in a Lightweight contest, Hounkpatin Komlangan Mathieu of Togo and Isaac Kotey of Ghana in an international Super Featherweight fight, International Super Welterweight contest involving Allah de Rahim of Afghanistan and Isaac Tetteh of Ghana and a Super Featherweight contest between Michael Pappoe and John Oblitei Commey.
Former world champion Joseph Agbeko is bent on exorcising the ghost of his former conqueror, Abner Mares which has been haunting him for the past eight years in order to reclaim a world title to cement his legacy.
Ghana's only Olympic gold medallist, Martha Bissah, has urged the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, to back his words with action and get the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) to lift the ban placed on her four years ago.
The plaintiffs in the ongoing dispute involving the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) at the Accra High Court have petitioned the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to set up an interim independent body to moderate the activities of athletics in the country until a fair constitution is drafted.
Judith Acheampong and Diana Opoku have become only Ghana’s only hopes for honours in the girls’ Under-15 singles event as they face unknown opponents today in the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Youth, Junior and Cadet Championship at the Trust Sports Emporium in Accra.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko stretched their lead at the top of the table in the Northern zone of the GFA Normalisation Committee Special Cup after silencing regional rival, AshantiGold (Ashgold), by 2-0 in their fourth week fixture at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi yesterday.
Nigeria and Egypt continue to dominate the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Africa Youth, Junior and Cadet Championship as they compete for gold today in the final of the boys’ Junior and girls’ Junior (Under-18) events at the Trust Sports Emporium in Accra.
Premier League giants, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Ashgold, will renew their regional rivalry at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi this afternoon in a fourth week cracker of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Normalisation Committee Special Competition.
The Normalisation Committee (NC) has condemned the assault of referee Theresa Bremensu during the first leg semi-final match of the Women’s Special Competition between Prison Ladies and Ampem Darkoa Ladies in Sunyani on Sunday.
A thunderous header by Simon Zibo secured a second consecuitive home victory for Dansoman-based Liberty Professionals as they beat International Allies 2-1 on Match Day Three of the special competition played at the Carl Reindorf Park yesterday.