The Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF) has mentioned the President of West African Boxing Union (WABU) Remi Aboderin as a big contributor to the development of the game of boxing in Ghana as the federation announced Saturday, December 18, 2021, as the date for their next congress.
The federation’s Communications Director, Mr. Jojo Ephson in a release made available to newsmen in Accra specially thanked the WABU boss over his role in developing professional boxing across the West African coast, particularly in Ghana through numerous bouts.
“Two amazing Ghanaian boxers just won West African Boxing Union (WABU) Championship titles in Nigeria after performing well on August 21, 2021, under Felachamp Promotions at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos”.
“Issifu Yussif Seidu won the WABU Super Featherweight Champion by beating Azeez Tijani, while Mohammed Ali claimed the WABU Light-heavyweight championship belt from Olatunbosun Ogunbanwo of Nigeria, all these are credits to the efforts of Mr Aboderin”, the statement reads.
Speaking in the same vein, coaches from Akotoku Boxing gym in Accra Elvis Robertson and Noah Awatey have also thanked WABU for creating enabling atmospheres and good opportunities for Ghanaian boxers to express their talents and showcase their boxing prowess.
“It’s been long since we produced a world champion for Ghana which has really affected our pedigree as an elite gym in the country but we are working hard on that,” said trainer Noah Awatey who is currently in charge together with Emmanuel Abbey and Elvis Robertson who are trying to groom and inspire the next generation of champions.