a charitable foundation to create and provide opportunity to the Ghanaian boxing community especially to the small town of Bukom

The Streetwise Foundation

a charitable foundation to create and provide opportunity to the Ghanaian boxing community especially to the small town of Bukom

The Streetwise Foundation

Background

On the coast in Ghana is the neighbourhood of Bukom. Situated in Jamestown Accra this deprived community produces Ghana’s fighters. Jamestown was named after the fort built by the British to hold slaves before being shipped off to the Americas.

This tiny community has produced more boxing world champions per square foot than any other place on
earth. Some believe that generations of fishing has eventually developed genetics most suitable for this
work. Bodies that can cope with high intensity work with little rest over a prolonged period of time. Boxing demands the same. This history combined with limited employment opportunities gives boys little choice. You fish or you fight.

Background

On the coast in Ghana is the neighbourhood of Bukom. Situated in Jamestown Accra this deprived community produces Ghana’s fighters. Jamestown was named after the fort built by the British to hold slaves before being shipped off to the Americas.

This tiny community has produced more boxing world champions per square foot than any other place on
earth. Some believe that generations of fishing has eventually developed genetics most suitable for this
work. Bodies that can cope with high intensity work with little rest over a prolonged period of time. Boxing demands the same. This history combined with limited employment opportunities gives boys little choice. You fish or you fight.

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