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GAABA selects team for Inter-Regional Boxing Championship

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boxing_gloves.jpgFourteen boxers will represent the Greater Accra Region at this year’s
Inter-Regional Amateur Boxing Championships scheduled for June 11 to15
at Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo Regional capital.

The
boxers were selected based on their performance at the ongoing Regional
Amateur Boxing League organized by the Greater Accra Amateur Boxing
Association (GAABA).

Gideon Quartey, Acting Chairman of
GAABA told the GNA Sports on Monday that the selected boxers have the
capabilities to achieve positive results for the Region.

He
said the selected boxers included Jessy Lartey – Flyweight, Raphael
Mensah – Bantamweight, Benjamin Lamptey – Light welterweight, Matthew
Nandoli – Light heavyweight and Maxwell Amponsah – Heavyweight.

The
others are Nii Ofoli Tetteh and Isaac Sackey – Featherweight, Evans
Dodoo and Victor Kuwornu – Lightweight, Abraham Afful and Ebenezer
Sowah – Welterweight and the Middleweight trio of Emmanuel Martey, King
Paul and Charles Azumah.

The boxers are expected to leave on Wednesday for Sunyani ahead of the opening ceremony on Friday, June 11, 2008.

Only
eight of the boxers will be eligible for participation in the
championship, according to guidelines set out by the organizing
committee.

The Ashanti and Upper East Regions will also present eight boxers each.

Source: GNA

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