Welterweight contender Patrick Allotey of Ghana has pleaded not guilty of assault when he appeared before the court and was granted GHC 100,000 bail.
Allotey was captured in a viral video beating up a spectator during a Hearts of Oak clash against Asante Kotoko on January 28 at Accra Sports Stadium.
In the video, Allotey, is seen throwing three punches and opening a deep cut over the spectator’s eye.
The former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Africa champion later said he was provoked by the fan, who blocked his view and refused when he asked him to move away.
Allotey was arrested and charged with assault, but he has pleaded not guilty after he was arraigned before court.
Allotey has been granted bail to the tune of GHC 100 000 to 3 sureties, two of whom should be public servants and deposit his passport at the court registry.
The case has been adjourned to February 25
Meanwhile, Allotey has been slapped with a six-month ban by the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) because professional boxers are forbidden from fighting outside the ring.