Boxing News of Wednesday, 31 August 2016
The Minister of Youth and Sports Nii Lantey Vanderpuye on behalf of President John Dramani Mahama and the Government of Ghana has congratulated Isaac Dogboe the “Royal Storm” for unanimously winning the WBC World Youth Championship title in Accra.
The Minister said the undefeated Isaac Dogboe’s victory over the tough fighting Filipino champion, Neil John Tabanao is a huge testament that Ghana still boasts of potential world beaters who can annexe titles, given the required support from stakeholders and dedication and commitment from the boxers.
A statement by the Head of Public Relations Otor Plahar and copied to the GNA Sports said, ‘‘with the level of brilliance exhibited by the boxing prodigy, the President has no doubt that, the newly crowned WBC World Youth Champion can go on and aim a shot at the world title and subsequently pick up from where its boxing legends left off.’’
The Minister reiterated government’s commitment to “recapture the glory days of the pugilist sport” adding that, “the completion of the state-of-the-art sports complex near the Korle Lagoon would further enhance the fortunes of not only the boxing but other equally important ‘lesser known sports’ in the country.
The Minister urged the trainer and Team Dogboe not to relent in their efforts in their bid to secure the world title.