first_imgFormer  IBF welterweight champion  Joshua Clottey has slammed previous and existing government of failed promise to have nation’s boxing hub Bukom upgraded with infrastructure to develop the sport at grass root.  President Mahama   on his routine  tour of the region in October  promised  the town of  Bukom  a modern gym to help develop the sport  and the plan was reechoed by Sports minister Mahama Ayariga weeks ago  that government was on course to deliver on the promise , but Joshua Clottey exclusively  told   JOY sports,  President  Mahama’s  promise is as empty as any. “Yeah it’s  a fake promise, trust me, because Ex-President Kuffour promised that but he never did anything and left, the new government is with President Mahama and the same pertains, that’s what they do they promise but at the end of their tenure they don’t construct any gymnasium ,we have a lot of football stadia but no just a single Boxing Gymnasium we have been waiting for years and it’s still not coming” Clottey explained in an interview with JOY Sports.  Ghana’s great boxers who have excelled internationally with numerous world titles have  belts come from Bukom, but  it yet to attract  the needed attention from government ..There have been other concerns about where the Gym will be situated  as the  town  itself looks  cluttered. Meanwhile   Joshua Clottey  has hinted he will not fight  in  a Brazilian opponent  later this month which is   contrary to reports super entertainment Boxing promotions have agreed to stage a fight to keep ahead of a proposed world title next years. Joshua Clottey has been inactive since his victory over Anthony Mudine last September  and missed an opportunity to face Saul Alvarez Canelo because of injury to the latter.last_img

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