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Ghana is determined to cause a stir in boxing at the Tokyo Olympics-GBF

The Ghana Boxing Federation, (GBF) is hopeful of a good performance by the Black Bombers at the upcoming summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan later this year.

Two boxers, Sulemanu Tetteh, (flyweight) and featherweight, Samuel Takyie have qualified to represent Ghana in Tokyo, and, the GBF wants to see a couple more join them to the July-August event.

Giving an update on Ghana's preparations for the event in Accra today, (Friday), the GBF said they are on course with their work, but, wants more to be done from upstairs to support their course.

President of the GBF, George Lartey said boxing is not dead as is being speculated in certain areas and, that the future of sport is in safe hands.

"We have a talented group of boxers currently training ahead of the Games, and, we are hopeful that they will come good going forward", Mr Lartey said.

Technical Director of the GBF, Coach Ofori Asare stated that Ghana hopes to qualify a couple more boxers to the event despite the cancellation of the world qualifying event scheduled to have come off in France in May.

He announced that a ranking system approved by the International Olympic Committee, would be used to select the remaining 53 spots available for a place at the Games

These will be equally allocated to the four regions, (Africa, Asia-Oceania, America and Europe) with 32 going for men and 21 for women.

In the latest AIBA rankings, Ghana has eight boxers on the list and, the GBF believes a couple would eventually make it to Tokyo to increase Ghana's numbers.

Boxing is the best performing sport for Ghana at the Olympics having won three of the four medals the nation has achieved at the Games.

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