Black Bombers prepare for Africa championship

Ghana’s amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers are in continuous non-residential training at the Accra Sports Stadium for the upcoming 2017 Africa Boxing championship.

The boxers made up of 20 males and 4 females have been training for the past three weeks ahead of the competition which is scheduled for Brazzaville, Congo come May 27 through to June 4.

The Bombers after their daily training at the stadium between 6-9 am continue at their respective gyms in the evening.

The Ghana Boxing Federation led by acting President, George Lamptey is working to raise funds in order to start residential camping for the boxers as the competition draws closer.

George Lamptey in an interview with the media said they were on course with a 3-star Coach on board.

“The Black Bombers are in their fourth week of training and they normally start from 6am to 9am. We have 20 male boxers and four female boxers training at the Sports Hall of the Accra Sports stadium. They did some sparring at training this morning. We don’t have much challenge, once we have a 3-star Coach on board; I think everything is on course.”

Meanwhile the Federation has written to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for support to their international preparations and competitions.

Ghana is expected to select boxers to compete in 11 weight categories at the continental fight fiesta which serves as qualifiers to the AIBA world championship in Hamburg, Germany in August and September this year.