Abdul Wahid Omar, a key member of national amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers and the nation’s sole representative at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, in Brazil has been adjudged the best boxer at the three-day justifier to select new members of the national boxing team.
The final event, held at the Hathiramani Sports Hall, which was watched by personalities like the President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) Mr. Peter Zwennes, Prof. Azumah Nelson, Lord Acquaye, Herbert Allotey Cofie, Mr. Mohammed Umar and Mr. George Lamptey, President of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), saw over 100 boxers exhibiting their talents in the sport.
Mohammed Aryeetey of Seaview Club was voted the Best Loser and Theophilus Allotey won the Discovery of the event.
According to Coach Ofori Asare, 20 finalists and semifinalists would be picked to form the nucleus of the new Black Bombers and they would be groomed for international competitions.
In other bouts, Super Heavyweight graduate of the University of Ghana, Felix Agboletey of Wisdom club knocked out Welbeck Olivierra in an exciting bout, whilst Light heavyweight, Issah Inusah of Attoh Quarshie beat Yahaya Yusifu of The Gym through a Technical Knockout.
Reformers’ top boxer, Jessie Lartey who won Ghana’s only bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games won over Bawa Sherif from the Upper West.
Mohammed Aryeetey of Seaview beat Theo Allotey of Wisdom, and Abraham Mensah of Seconds Out proved too strong for Mohammed Fuseini of Charles Quartey Gym.
Ben Ankrah of Seaview could not contain the power of Samuel Addo of Attoh Quarshie club.
Abdul Wahid Omar of Wisdom beat Samuel Martei Laryea of Accra Boxing club, as Daniel Oduro of Attoh Quarshie also lost to Abubakar Quartey of Wisdom club.
In another exciting Middleweight clash, experienced Musah Rahman Lawson beat Shakul Samir of Akotoku Academy.
In the Heavyweight final, Anani Kutsoke of Reformers beat Bawa David of the Ghana Army.
Mr. Lamptey expressed appreciation to Madar Soap for sponsoring the event and called on other companies to support sports development and promotion.
He also thanked the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the National Sports Authority (NSA) as well as the Ghana Boxing Supporters Union (GBSU) for their support.