The rebirth of Ghana’s defunct boxing league was officially launched yesterday, Friday, August 17, at Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
The competition, dubbed “Bukom Fists of Fury”, is expected to begin on September 28 with juvenile, amateur and professional boxing championships on regular nights at a new coliseum, adjacent the main arena.
The technical and marketing consultant of Bukom Fists of Fury, Moses Foh-Amoaning, told Graphic Sports Online that the league would provide a regular subsidised competition platform for all categories of boxers within the boxing industry chain that encompasses juvenile, amateurs and budding professionals to nurture their skills in a competitive setting.
“We also aim to unearth new talents for our national juvenile and amateur boxing teams, as well as top class professionals to compete for our national, West Africa, Africa, Commonwealth and world title belts,” he stated.
He also contended that the league would provide an opportunity for the technical directorate of the Ghana Juvenile Boxing Board, the Ghana Boxing Authority and the Ghana Boxing Federation to assess the development of the fighters in the competition.
The former president of the GBA noted that the series will provide regular source of funding for the sport of boxing aside government subventions and grants.
He noted that each fight night would comprise 10 juvenile fights, 10 amateur fights and three to four professional bouts.
Mr Foh-Amoaning revealed that the competition would see boxers competing in the 10 regions of the country, which would be divided into four zones. Zone 1 will include Eastern and Volta; Western and Central Region will be Zone 2, while Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Region comprise Zone 3. The final zone consists of Northern, Upper East, and Upper West regions.
The fight nights will also witness an entertainment package and musical interludes from high profile musicians and other stars.
The president of the GBA, Peter Zwennes, has urged all Ghanaians to patronise the league and make it a great feature of corporate Ghana.