Ghana boxing legend, Azumah Nelson says, the economic challenges in the country are shattering the dreams of young boxers.
According to the former two-weight world champion, young pugilists struggle to make ends meet after rigorous training sessions which is gradually killing their interest.
Azumah Nelson said: “The most important thing is for them to get something to eat and it is hard now for the boys to get something to eat after they finish training.
“When you finish training and you don’t get something to eat, it won’t push you for tomorrow, that tomorrow I will go again, I will go for training. If they are hungry how can they go for training?
“But we are paying to see how we can help get the world champions in Ghana.
“The government has a lot of things they are doing but what I want to say is that, they shouldn’t forget our boxers or the sportsmen no matter.
“No matter what you are doing, you have to come in to help so that we can achieve our goal.” Azumah Nelson told Radio Gold Sports.
He held the WBC featherweight title from 1984 to 1987 and the WBC super-featherweight title twice between 1988 and 1997.
He also challenged once for the unified WBC and IBF lightweight titles in 1990. At regional level he held the ABU, and Commonwealth featherweight titles between 1980 and 1982.
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