Ghanaian boxer Emmanuel ‘The Game Boy’ Tagoe has stated that it would be prudent for Ghanaian boxers to pay incentives or levies to the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA).
According to him, paying the levies and incentives would go a long way to help develop boxing inGhana.
Boxers are expected to pay the GBA a token from their purses, which will be used for the development of the sport as well as the administration of the Association.
The 2% incentives deducted from boxers’ purses are used to support the Authority’s activities and are also saved to assist boxers in their old age if they require assistance.
He stated that he received a letter from the GBA requesting that he pay his 5% incentive, which amounts to $5,000.
He stated that he has no problem paying his incentives to aid in the development of boxing in Ghana.
In his opinion, it is not a bad policy, but he has contacted the GBA about it and is waiting for a response.
He also explained that in his years of boxing practice, he has never seen a Ghanaian boxer pay an incentive to the GBA, and he believes they want to start with him.
The boxer stated that he had written to the GBA and requested more time so that when he received his money from the recent bout, he could pay the incentive.
He was speaking to Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi on Total Sports Review on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.