A 35-year-old boxing administrator has joined the contest for position on the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), proclaiming a passion to help develop the sport beyond the confines of Greater Accra Region.
Isaac Kweku Grantson, currently the chairman of professional boxing in the Central Region, said boxing’s potential lay across the length and breadth of Ghana, insisting he would assist in whatever way to tap every boxing resource available.
He said it is his vision that boxing would spread all over Ghana in the manner football has taken roots across the country.
Grantson is seeking to be elected as an executive member of the incoming board when delegates converge in Accra on Thursday, March 14, 2013.
He bids for the position on a profile that includes serving as the first secretary of the Central Region Boxing Association and then the vice chairman of the association, before becoming the head of the professional wing.
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“I was encouraged into boxing earlier on by the personality of Twintoh Walker, a philanthropist who was equally driven by passion for the sport. Today, he feels frustrated because of the lack of support and the neglect of the other regions,” he told Graphic Sports in an interview.
But the youngman who said he had been part of a team that has built eight gyms for eight districts in the region, said “the vision is to expand and extend facilities to all the districts in the region since talent may abound elsewhere”.
He said his 12 years of involvement in boxing administration in the Central Region had prepared him well for a position on the national body.
Story by Michael Quaye