Most Boxing promoters who have been engaging and applying recommendations of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) have commended the controlling body for the role it played last year when the government banned contact sports due to Covid-19.
Mr. Ellis Quarshie of Cabic Promotions said it was a hectic period but they were able to stage the Boxing Day Rumble at the Idrowhyt Events Centre at Dansoman, and he praised the GBA President, Peter Zwennes for supporting and making his presence felt at the event.
Mr. Ivan Bruce-Cudjoe, the CEO of Cabic Promotions said working with GTV Sports Plus to bring the Boxing Day Rumble to peoples homes was marvelous. He called on corporate Ghana to invest in boxing by supporting promoters and advertising with sportsmen like boxers who have made big name internationally.
Mr. Alex Ntiamoah-Boakye of Box Office Promotions said it was no easy in 2020 as they had to meet the GBA several times with health officials to find ways to bring boxing back.
He was happy that in the last week of December 2020 there were a number of bouts sanctioned by the GBA.
His outfit collaborated with other promoters to organize bouts which were very good.
Mr. Mike Tetteh of Golden Mike Promotions said the media has a role to play to make boxing return in a grand style and appealed to sports journalists to promote boxing positively.
The General Secretary of the GBA, Mr. Patrick Johnson said they met the promoters on several occasions and finally had solutions which resulted in the fights in December.
He expressed that the health of people was paramount to so the GBA had to comply with all safety instructions directed by the health authorities and the Ministry of Youth & Sports.
According to him, the GBA put up a subsidized package for managers and promoters who wanted to feature their boxers on the Bukom Fist of Fury Fight Night Series to cushion the financial burden.
Boxing consultant, Yoofi Boham said the nation has budding talents who must be supported not to waste, so there is the need for promoters and managers to be creative and innovative.