The Streetwise Foundation and former IBF Lightweight champion Richard Commey on Friday presented boxing equipment to the Charles Quartey Memorial Boxing Gym located at Timber Market in Accra.
The items included gloves, bandages, head gears, tee shirts, caps, skipping ropes, sweat shirts, boots, training shoes and others.
The day which coincided with the 50th birthday of National juvenile coach Charles Quartey was celebrated in style and smiles as he expressed joy and gratitude in the presentation to support boxers in the community which has a lot of young guys.
Mr. Michael Amoo Bediako, Manager of Richard Commey who is also CEO of the Streetwise Foundation said he is a Ghanaian and believes the people of Ghana have what it takes to be world champions, but the gyms lack equipment so they decided to start from Charles Quartey to support boxing clubs and gyms in Ghana.
Richard Commey who recently lost in a big fight against Ukrainian Vasily Lomachenko in the United States urged boxers in Ghana keep their dreams up and train hard to become world champions.
Present at the event was Wahab Oluwaseun, the current WBO Africa Super Featherweight Champion and Mr. Isaac Amankwaah of Ace Power Promotions.
The Charles Quartey Gym has also produced Joseph Akai Nettey, the current Royal Boxing Organization RBO Light Flyweight Champion.
By Daniel Nyarko