Ghanaian boxing promotions firm, ACE Power Promotions, along with co-promoters Box Office Sports Promotions, will host Ghana’s first bout since COVID-19 struck on Sunday, November 29, behind closed doors at Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
The organizers have confirmed that all boxers will be quarantined a week before their bouts and tested throughout.
“We are prepared to meet all COVID-19 restrictions to enable the fight to take place,” said Kizito Akudago, Legal and Corporate Affairs manager of ACE Power Promotions.
“The bouts will be streamed live on social media with only news outlets and organizers to be at the venue.”
Box Office CEO Alex Ntiamoah says his outfit was willing to step up and partner with other promotional banners in order to give boxers the opportunity to return to the ring and make a living.
“It is good to have boxing return and I believe fighters will take advantage of these tune up bouts,” said Ntiamoah
The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) believes laid-down protocols will allow the sport to resume shows on a regular basis during this crisis period.
More boxing events are expected on national television in Ghana due to the threat of COVID-19. These events will include frequent testing of fighters and officials.
“Promoters will have some financial relief from the government because the COVID-19 tests would be catered for by the government,” said Patrick Johnson, GBA General Secretary.