first_imgFormer IBF welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey is prescribing an intensive three-month residential camping training regimen as the only way to ensure medal success for Ghana in boxing at international sporting events.According to Clottey, the system whereby boxers are selected and taken through a few weeks of training  ahead of major events will hardly yield any major results.”We need to send the boxers into residential camping for at least 3 months give them good  food and control all their social habits,” he told Joy Sports during visit to his Attoh Quarshie Gym in Ac, who is a product of the amateur system also added that the boxers need to compete around the continent to sharpen their skill and conditioning for major events like the  Olympics, Commonwealth Games and All Africa Games.”They need a system where they will fight in several competitions in Ghana and on the African Continent. Once they have the experience it helps their technique and their conditioning levels for fights,” Clottey told Joy Sports. The national amateur boxing team of Ghana, the Black Bombers, have so far qualified only one boxer for the Rio Olympic Games and are looking forward to adding a few more in a final Olympic qualifier which comes off in Azerbaijan in about seven weeks.Prior to the last qualifier held in Cameroun, the Black Bombers had funding challenges which resulted in inadequate residential camping for the qualifier, which saw flyweight, Abdul Omar (pictured above) book his place at the Olympics.Boxing remains Ghana’s most successful sport at the Olympics with three of the four medals won so far coming from boxing. Boxers Ike Quartey Snr, Prince Amartey and Eddie Blay Snr, won boxing medals at different Olympic Games events to seal their places in Ghana’s sporting history. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

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