President Akufo-Addo has consoled young boxer Isaac Dogboe following his loss against Mexican Emmanuel Navarette.
The 24-year-old was in action in the early hours of Sunday in New York, but unfortunately lost his World Boxing Organization super bantamweight title to his opponent.
It was the first professional loss of Dogboe’s career after his Mexican opponent recorded a unanimous victory after 12 rounds.
Two of the judges scored the bout 116-112 and a third making it 115-113 – all in favour of Emmanuel Navarette.
But the Ghanaian has been consoled by President Akufo-Addo, who encouraged him to return stronger.
In a Twitter post, the President urged Dogboe to keep his head up, while wishing him better luck in his next fight.
“Better luck next time to the Royal Storm, Isaac Dogboe. I am confident you’ll bounce back even stronger. Keep your head up,” Nana Addo tweeted.
This was Dogboe’s fourth fight this year, having won the WBO Super bantamweight title in April and also defended it back in August.
Meanwhile, the Ghanaian boxer attributed his loss to a lack of proper preparation and underrating his opponent.
He, however, promised to work harder in order to reclaim the title soon.
“It’s unfortunate that I’m leaving here without the title, but he’s taught me a lesson… Next time I’ve got to work extra hard and do what I did previously, maintain the hunger I had before we captured the title,” he said following the bout.
Justice Story: The 'Untypical' Barber - Faces of Ghana| #Yencomgh
Click here to get the latest exciting English Premier League news. Get match highlights, reports, photos & videos all in one place.