Boxing Supporters Union

The Ghana Boxing Supporters Union (GHBSU) has been formed and inaugurated in Accra on March 6, 2017 as part of the 60th Independence celebrations.

Boxing Supporters Union The event took place at the Bronx Boxing Gym and attracted a lot of boxing fans.

Nii Nettey Nettey, Secretary of the Union said they are in to support Ghana Boxing and would support every Ghanaian boxer who is engaged in international bout and support the various boxing gym.

He noted that support for boxing has been neglected, while it is boxing that has brought the nation more honours.

According to Nii Nettey, they promise to be disciplined and not to misbehave during boxing matches and hope to attract sponsors like the other supporting clubs that support football.
He said their major aim is to sustain the interest of the game of boxing and spread the support nationwide.

They would also pursue government agencies and mandatory bodies that oversee the development and promotion of boxing to give the sport the needed support and respect it deserves as well as sustain the interest of the populace in the game, so that Ghana Boxing takes its proper place in Africa and the world at large.

Nii Nettey said Ghanaian boxer sometimes so through difficult problems to fight outside and they need support, that is why GHBSU has come to raise funds and fans to support the game.
The founding fathers of GHBSU include Samuel Djan, Fred Lokko, Carl Lokko, Nii Nettey Nettey, Dela Mcbrown, Dauda Fuseini, Ashie Kotey, David Acquaye, Nii Amu Coffie, Stephen Ashie and Sammy Heywood Okine. Ataa Eddie Pappoe, Peter Zwennes, Jacob Zwennes and Michael Amoo Bediako are among the patrons.

Mofaya Energy Drink donated some cartons of their products to GHBSU and Isaac Koumessina, PR and Communications Manager of the company said this is just the beginning of greater things to come for Ghana Boxing.

He urged more people to join GHBSU and propagate the news of its formation as well as be disciplined for others to follow.

Samuel Djan thanked Mofaya Energy Drink and promised to sustain the new supporters group dedicated to the development and promotion of boxing in Ghana.

Nii Amu Coffie who has served at the Bronx Gym for over 12 years urged members of GHBSU never to lose hope in life and as supporters, but be focused and cheer on harder when the going gets tough. He said most Ghanaian boxers lose outside because of many factors like crowd and weather conditions, but GHBSU can follow Ghanaian boxers everywhere in the world and inspire them to win.

By Sammy Heywood Okine

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