Dr. Henry Manly-Spain, the First Vice President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has offered the three members of the Black Bombers who are going to represent Ghana at the Tokyo Olympic Games some inspiration to come back home with medals.
The ace boxing enthusiast who is vying for the top position in Ghana Boxing said the professional body must always have an eye on the amateurs as they have to be catered for by the government, but supported and encouraged by others to become better boxers and ultimately world champions.
He said there is big hope that the three boxers will excel and give Ghana the much-needed Olympic medals.
He promised to be in Tokyo to support the Black Bomber if the opportunity avails itself.
Dr. Manly – Spain disclosed that one of his plans for Ghana Boxing is to build a Boxing Academy where selected young best boxers would be housed and groomed.
The GBA will hold an elective Congress on July 22, 2021 and Dr. Manly – Spain has been tipped to take over from Lawyer Peter Zwennes who decided not to go for another term.
By Sammy Heywood Okine
I believe in a credible and vibrant media – Dr. Manly-Spain
Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) presidential hopeful, Dr. Henry Manly-Spain says he believes in the media, because they are very important in socio-economic and sports development.
According to the businessman and boxing enthusiast, the media will play a key role in his administration as they are the agenda setters and the gatekeepers.
He said radio, newspapers, television and now social media are key in development as everyone needs information to be better.
He commended the new GBA TV which is to promote Ghana Boxing online and promised to support it to become big.
Dr. Manly-Spain said when he becomes President of the GBA, he will move along with the media and sought to advise from them.
He expressed that there is more to do to raise Ghana Boxing to a better and bigger level, and be respected among the international community as the best African Boxing nation.
He urged the media to promote boxing like they are doing to football, and write or talk more about the boxers who are the main characters in the business.
He hinted that Ghana will soon get another world champion, naming Jessie Manyo Plange as a strong contender..
By Sammy Heywood Okine