Former captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan believes American-Born Ghanaian amateur boxer, Joseph ‘Jojo’ Awinongya Jnr, is a great prospect for Ghana and world boxing judging from the successful bouts won by the youngster and National titles under his sleeve.In a telephone conversation, Asamoah Gyan who is also the owner of BABY JET boxing promotion was full of praise for the Ghanaian fighter and he encouraged him to work hard to become one of the biggest boxing greats in Ghana and the world at large.
“Looking at your efforts and the success so far I believe you will be world champion, I am looking forward to having a chat with you on Whatsapp very soon because I saw your videos and I really really admire you, I know you can bring the world title to Ghana one day. I will also be supporting you in prayers and in everything. Just keep on working hard and I am very sure you will be a world champion one day,” Gyan said.
In response, the young and tough boxing genius said, “thank you very much. I really appreciate your efforts and comments and I must say i really admire your achievements, building a lot of companies and employing many people, helping the young people back home in Ghana and abroad. It’s really amazing and it makes me believe that everything and anything you set your mind to do, if you work hard, you can achieve it thank you very much I am so grateful.”
Trainer and father of Joseph Jojo Awinongya Jnr, Josephy Awinongya Snr told GBCGHANAONLINE, he is very determined to make his son a world champion.
According to the former boxer, he sees his son better than himself during his days as a boxer and believes his son, Jojo, is prospect for world boxing.
Joseph ‘Jojo’ Awinongya’s documentary Fight in American is on Amazon Prime. Joseph is the first kid in Illinois to keep winning nationals since 9 years old. He is a 3 times Silver Gloves National Champ, 1 time USA National Champion, 2 times Jr Olympic National Champion, 1 time Western Elite Qualifier National Champion, 2 times St Louis National Champion, 1 time King of the Jungle National Champion, 2 times Wisconsin National Champion, and Power Gloves National Champion.
In addition, he received a congratulatory belt from the IBF International Boxing Federation for his athletic determination. He was also awarded a “Jo Boxer” license plate from Secretary of State for all his achievements.
Joseph Awinongya Jojo Jnr glittering career is supported by philanthropists across the world some of whom are Alhaji Inusah Sally who has been supporting Joseph since he was only 8 years old and Azumah Nelson, a staunch fan and mentor of Jojo, VIP travel and tour as key supporters of Ghana boxing aids the young boxing sensation to reach his highest height with his boxing career.