Yarkor Chevez said the Starr FM programme came at the right time, on the first day she begun training for the final phase of her career.
“Oh I don’t regret, except that I don’t have house, car and shop on my own, I am also a beautician and I need a place to operate, even now my phone is spoilt, but I thank God for everything” she disclosed.
She does not feel shy of winning ten in Africa and losing all her 8 fights outside Ghana; in Australia, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom because she went through many frustrations before mounting the ring, like fighting on the day of arrival after long travel journeys, facing heavier and taller opponents as well as discouraging purses.
“Anyway, I am happy to be the first lady of Ghana Boxing, but I have not achieved my target. I wanted to take Ghana Boxing very far and high, but some of the sports authorities like former Deputy Minister Joe Aggrey discouraged me and they did not allow us to be licensed, but I give credit to Hon. Humado, former Youth& Sports Minister who gave us some hope. I also want to thank my coaches, Solomon Otoo, Michael Patterson, Prof. Azumah Nelson, Alhaji Inusah, former GBA President Samir Captan, the current President Peter Zwennes, my Media Manager Sammy Heywood Okine and Gloria Commodore of Women In sports (WISA NGO) for their support and inspiration” she expressed.
“We have been left behind in the world of boxing, because when you go outside female boxers are well managed and promoted, lets care for our sports talents” she stated.
She noted that females are now participating in amateur boxing and many local girls can be trained for the next All African Games, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championships.
She also tasked the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) and the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation (GSBF) to support female boxing by organizing bouts and awarding the participants.
By Sammy Heywood Okine