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Boxing: Former heavyweight boxers calls for sanity

July 12, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr

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Former Sierra Leone Boxing heavyweight champions Alusine Osaio Kamara

Former Sierra Leone Boxing heavyweight champions and President, Alusine Osaio Kamara alias “Scorpion” has called on both Sierra Leone Boxing Association (SLBA) factions find a way and resolve their impasse in the interest of the sport.

SLBA is the latest sporting discipline in Sierra Leone to engage in sports politics, infighting and power struggle with two separate executive, but this development is something that has not pleased the eyes of the former national champion.

He said: “I am prevailing on both factions to put down their guards and throw no more punches.”

“What is now happening in the Boxing Association is contrary to what l know the Association does stand for. It aggrieves me to hear that this once noble sport has been reduced to a laughing stalk,”Osaio Kamara in a disappointing mood said.

“Boxing though a combative sport was known to have a very peaceful executive that are focused and speaks with one loud voice, “he added and asked where has that unity gone to?

Kamara who is now the acting president of Sierra Leone Handball Association admitted that, year back when he was appointed as chairman to probe into the Association problems, his task was done perfectly well and was preceded by a peaceful elective congress.

“I wish they had consulted me then l strongly believe what has now happened would never have happened. Boxing is my baby and l pray that the appropriate authorities steps in with the minimum of delay and avert this shameful act,” the former heavyweight champions said.

The Association wrangling as to who is eligible to summon congress has divided their membership with two separate; the President, Eric Dura Sesay now has the support of his Vice ASP Muranah Kamara, the Sierra Leone Police club, and other members of the regions while Secretary General, Christian Campbell do said to have his own delegates.

While Campbell and his cohort held elective congress on 8 July 2017 which saw Major Claudia Taylor elected President, President Dura on Sunday July 9 hosted an Extra Ordinary Congress which took the decision to suspend Campbell for an alleged human-trafficking. Also July 22nd was sorted as the date for their elective congress which is slated for Southern Region of Bo.

 

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