The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) formally announced that it has suspended boxer Patrick Allotey for six months.
The punishment comes on the heels of Allotey assaulting a male during a national football match at Accra Sports Stadium. The incident was caught on tape and widely circulated.
Allotey, 29, 40-4 (30 KOs), was ultimately interrogated by the police although no charges have been officially been filed as of this writing. The WBO Africa welterweight titlist told Graphic Sports that he hoped the police would drop the case as he sought to reach a settlement with the alleged victim, Michael Siaw.
“I am working together with my managers to have an out-of-court settlement with Michael Siaw after the incident that happened during the Hearts-Kotoko clash,” said Allotey. “The police are looking to press legal charges against me but we want him to drop the case at the Odorkor Police Station so we can have an amicable solution to the issue.
“I have learnt my lessons from the incident, and I believe it will strengthen me to deal with matters in a different light, especially when I am a professional boxer.”
Nevertheless, the GBA opted to mete out their own form of discipline which many fans had called for.