Sports Information of Wednesday, 12 August 2020
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Legendary Ghanaian boxer, Ike Quartey has exposed the function his relatives performed in the successes he chalked in his occupation.
Quartey told Everyday Graphic in an interview that his father who was extremely supportive of his job persuaded him to drop his identify and adopt that of his elder brother.
In accordance to Quartey, his father discussed to him his initial title Issifu Quartelai Quartey was heading to be an impediment to achievements.
He therefore settled for his elder brother’s title and that proved to be gamechanger for in his job.
Quartey’s elder was the to start with Ghanaian Olympic medal in 1986 so the adoption of his name opened doorways for him.
Quartey said the name also served as a drive for him in the course of fights.
“It was a homage to my elder brother whenever I entered the ring to fight since I was bearing his identify as a fighter”.
“Me adopting his title to fight was my father’s thought due to the fact he felt that was the only way I could be a boxing champion and it paid off in the conclude when I gained the WBA title,” he noted.
Ike Quartey also revealed why he selected to be a boxer. He observed the quest to be a lot more successful than his brother pushed him to the stage he attained in the activity.
“That was the only career in thoughts because I needed to realize far more than my elder brother, who received a silver medal at the Olympics. In the stop, I was happy I did,” he mentioned.
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