Ghana’s First Female Boxer Reveals Money She Received after Her First Pro Fight (Video)
Yarkor Chavez, Ghana’s first and oldest female boxer, has disclosed her first earnings from competing professionally.
The Ghanaian woman, who is from Bukom in the Greater Accra Region, claimed to have received
between ten and twenty million old cedis (N10,000 and N20,000) at the time.
Yarkor Chavez said that despite having a career lasting over 20 years, she cannot brag of a single
asset in her
Yarkor Annan, better known as Yarkor Chavez, a female boxer from Ghana, has spoken candidly about her early earnings as a professional fighter in a sport with a preponderance of men.
The Greater Accra Region, where she was born and raised, is where Ghana’s first and oldest
professional female boxer started her career.
“Back then, I received a salary of between two and three million old cedis (GH$200-300).
Because I love boxing so much, I wasn’t worried about the money,” she remarked.
Until she met a BBC reporter she simply referred to as George, Annan had to juggle her boxing career with her profession as a hairdresser and pedicurist to make ends meet.
Despite having Solomon Otoo as her local manager in Ghana as her boxing career took off, George
chronicled her tale and kept his promise to bring her a local management called Sam Nortey.
When Annan traveled to the UK with her promoter for her first bout outside of Ghana, her career took off.
Yarkor Chavez claims that after a career lasting more than 20 years, she is unable to claim any real
estate to her name.
She tells her experience in the video down below. She is now the Queen Mother of Adjen Kotoku,
a town in the Ga West Municipal District of the Greater Accra Region.