In far away South Africa, a tragic incident occurred that should be a wake-up call for many lovers of boxing in Ghana, especially the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA).
On September 12, 2015, Eastern Cape junior welterweight Mzwanele Nkompolo died after he was knocked out in the first round by Sophenathi Qambi.
Whether he went through the mandatory medical examination required for such fights to take place or not cannot be readily known —
what is known is that he entered the ring a seemingly fit man.
To the casual reader or observer this was just another tragic event that happens in boxing – they may even call it occupational hazard, so to speak.