In order to ensure the promotion and development of Boxing at the grass root level, the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has donated boxing ring and other equipment to the Volta Regional Boxing Federation.
On Friday, August 17, President of the GBA, Lawyer Peter Zwennes at the Bukom Boxing Arena presented the ring and other training equipment to the Chairman of the Volta Boxing Federation, Enam Foster Dagadu. Among the 5 regions who received the training kits, only Western and Volta were presented with the Ring.
The training equipment which includes 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.
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.
Enam Foster Dagadu, the VRB Chairman expresses his delight for the gesture 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.”
Enam, whose enthusiasm for the sport grew upon receiving the ring also promised to spread the discipline across the region with the launch of the ring in the nearest possible time imminent.
“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 the 1st of September. After that, we will make sure the discipline goes everywhere in this region.” He told Herosportsgh.com
The region which has the mandate of developing Amateur boxers has a target of making Volta, the home of Boxing.