Pappoe rallies support for boxing

BY: Mabel Faith Tannor
Ataa Eddie Pappoe,
Ataa Eddie Pappoe,

Ghana’s World Boxing Council (WBC) top boxing judge, Ataa Eddie Pappoe, has called on individuals and corporate entities to invest in boxing to keep its momentum high.

According to him, boxing was currently on the rise and every available measure which could be adopted to keep its standards from falling should be considered.

In an interview with the Daily Graphic, he urged individuals and businessmen who had interest in promoting the sport to come on board as the Ghana Boxing Association (GBA) was currently working assiduously to make boxing a big foreign exchange eaner for the country.

“Boxing is on the ascendency in the absence of soccer, therefore I am advocating more promoters to come on board to support so we can have more fights. For me, I think we should have at least a fight every week and that will be good for Ghana boxing.”

“In recent times, Ghana has had new boxing promotion firms; we have been catching up with countries such as Kenya, South Africa, Malawi and other notable boxing African countries, which, in my view, is commendable. But we need more,” he stated.

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Mr Pappoe noted that this year had been good for Ghana boxing due to the numerous boxing events which brought glory to the nation.

“We in the boxing fraternity have done so well; we have tried to produce quality boxers such as Frederick Lawson, Duke Micah, Patrick Allotey and current world champion, Isaac Dogboe. Given the necessary support, we win many world titles.”