Bukom Fist of Fury returns Saturday

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The much anticipated Bukom Fist of Fury is set to hit the streets of Osu in Accra this Saturday after a short break.

The competition which is organised by GBA and GBF is a program sponsored by GNPC, MG Grand Hotel, TSEL and ADB Bank to unearth talent for the future of Ghana Boxing.

Lawyer Moses Foh Amoaning, former president of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) told Dailymailgh.com they want to complete the 13 weeks before the Black Bombers leave for the African Games in Morocco in August.

He said the boxing league was very beneficial to Black Bombers as they were able to compete favourably against each other which served as a rehearsal for the team at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

“Lack of adequate logistics and preparation has been a major setback to the development of our boxing in general as a nation,” Amoaning said.

According to him, the government over the years has remained reluctant and unconcerned about boxing by refusing to support the federation by sponsoring amateur boxers for professional training and access to modern boxing equipment to help boxers gain exposure so they don’t end up relying solely on the local Boxing League to prepare for the All African Games in Morocco.

“I am very sad by the way our sports ministry is spending a whopping amount of money and resources on the Black Stars and neglecting other sporting disciplines.

“Why and how do you have to dash out $30,000 each to the Black Stars players for reaching round of 16 stage at AFCON 2019, and ignore other sportsmen who also compete for the nation,” he queried.

“I can only be excited about the return of the Bukom Fist of Fury Boxing competition because it will help us to keep the boxers active and battle ready for the task before us,” he added.

By Delrand Ansah Mensah Whyte (SKIPPER), Daily Mail GH

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