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Several bouts lined up to officially open Ghana’s first boxing arena tomorrow

By Michael Abayateye
Two of the boxers(in shorts) in a photograph with organizers after the weigh-in

The first ever boxing arena for Ghana, the Emporium is set to be opened at Bukom in Accra by President John Dramani tomorrow and several bouts have been lined up for the official opening.

ETC Polska and Trust Sports in collaboration of Box Office Promotions and the Ghana Boxing Authority(GBA) today weigh-in boxers who would be fighting in the six bouts for the night.

The bouts include, National Light Weight Championship between Benjamin Lamptey of Bukom Gym and Sherif Quaye of Black Panthers Gym.

There would also be a Bantamweight Contest between Prince Octopus Dzanie of Akotoko Academy and Daniel Quartey of De Oak Boxing Gym while Daniel Adoku (Panix Gym) and Daniel Lartey (Caution Boxing Gym) would battle it out in the Super Welterweight Contest.

The rest are, Super Featherweight Contest between Felix Ajom (Bronx Boxing Gym) and Victor Roy Ankrah (Black Panthers Gym), a Featherweight Contest between Felix Williams (Attoh Quarshie Boxing Gym) and Enoch Lamptey (Sonia Boxing Academy).

Success Tetteh (Beach Boxing Club) and Emmanuel Otoo (Accra Boxing Club) will also square off in a Super Bantamweight Contest.

Speaking at the weigh-in, Yatzek Shlortala of ETC Sports from Poland, who partnered the Social Security and National Insurance Trust(SSNIT) to set up the Emporium said, the outfit is committed to developing boxing and other sports to international standards.

He added that, “success in any sporting activity requires time and adequate facilities and we encourage stakeholders to support athletes to develop their potentials to the fullest.”

Boxing he said needs to be developed at all levels from district, regional, national and subsequently to international levels.

All the boxers made the cut for their various weights and promised to give patrons a memorable fight as they are delighted to stage the first bout in the new arena.