Vodafone Ghana, a telecom operator, has awarded trophies, medals and other souvenirs to the winners of a two-day Vodafone Homowo boxing tournament held at Mantse Agbonaa, Accra to unearth the next generation of boxing greats.
The night saw 73 boxers, from 22 boxing clubs, engage each other in 65 bouts for the bantamweight, welterweight, middleweight, lightweight, light heavyweight, heavyweight, flyweight and featherweight award categories.
Samuel Yaw Addo claimed the flyweight category after beating Ishmael Lamptey; Wasiru Mohammed recorded a 15 second knockout against Ernest Kawaga; Benjamin Kuwornu won a split decision over Okpoti Tetteh; while Jibril Mohammed beat Joseph Tagoe by a unanimous decision in the welterweight category.
Ofei Dodoo defeated Delali Miledzi to win the middleweight category, Issah Inusah saw off Ebenezer Quartey to win the light heavyweight division and Briton, Andy Waters defeated Abraham Tabul to win the heavyweight division.
A 19 year-old son of ‘Professor’ Azumah Nelson; Junior Nelson, defeated Sheriff Seidu to win the lightweight division, Solomon Tetteh alias Junior Messiah sealed the discovery of the tournament award while Attoh Quarshie Gym was named the Best Boxing Club.
Agnes Emefa Essah, Marketing Director of Vodafone Ghana, congratulated the boxers for their wonderful display of talent.
“Vodafone is committed to nursing amateur boxing talents as they prepare for the African Championships and All Africa Games,” she said.
Prof Azumah was full of praise for his son’s performance and urged all amateurs to take their grooming sessions seriously to develop into champions. GNA