Former IBF welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey, has made a passionate plea to newly elected Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) officials.
The Bukon native boxer is called on the new leadership of GBA to make boxers their priority during their administration.
According to the 43-year-old boxer, the old ways of doing things by the past administration should be a thing of the past.
Joshua Clottey believes the Abrhaim Neequaye led administration will succeed in their tenure but expects them to make changes in the way things are done among others the paychecks of boxers.
“I expect something different from the same old things that existed in previous administrations,” he told Graphic Sports.
“They will have our support to succeed but I want the new leadership to make the careers of boxers their priority.
“How can a boxer fight without his pay for over a week? This is not good for the image of the sport and I expect this new administration to ensure that changes,” he noted.
Abraham Neequaye on July 26 was elected president of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) in an elective congress held at Accra’s Bukom Boxing Arena.
Mr Rabone Dodoo and referee/judge Roger Barnor were sworn in as first and second vice-presidents of the GBA, respectively, after running unopposed.
Referees Michael Neequaye, Shadrack Acquaye, Alhaji Muritela Tofik, a promoter and coach Lawrence Carl Lokko were all voted as executive members.