The show business and entertainment extravaganza aspect of the Bukom Fist of Fury Boxing League and Championship Fight Nights was launched at an impressive ceremony at the M J Grand Hotel at East Legon in Accra on Friday night.
Moses Foh Amoaning, former Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) president who launched the programmed alongside George Lamptey, president of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), D. K Poison, Ghana’s first world boxing champion, Lord Acquaye, treasurer of the GBA, Amanzsba Nat Brew and Steve Ashie, president of the Ghana Boxing Supporters Union (GBSU) said the concept is coming at the right time to find and groom the nation’s next generations of champions.
According to Moses Foh Amoaning, boxing is a show business, and all the pump andpageantry must be brought on board to give fans something to see and talk about.
He said, the league is going to be spiced with entertainment, food and fashion by well trained cooks, designers, models and underground musicians.
D. K. Poison urged Ghanaians to come to the arena to watch the future champions and endorsed the concept.
Nat Brew aka Amanzeba recollected when Ghanaians kept awake and sat by bon fire to wait and watch fights of D.K. Poison and Azumah Nelson. He noted that boxing has united Ghanaians than any sport and appealed to the government and companies to support the boxing league.
George Lamptey, the GBF president expressed that talents abound in Ghana, and through boxing there would be top designers, artistes and models. He stressed that the league would create employment and make the boxers and arena busy.
After Amanzeba has done some solos, he left the stage for young stars like female rising star, Una Dayona, Papa Row, Mr. Wise and King Dauda who thrilled the guests with their own new songs and wonderful performance.
The boxing league has been fixed to start on Friday October 12, 2018.
Meanwhile, the gravy train and music street carnival to inform, announce and publicise the Bukom Fist of Fury will set of with calls on some dignitaries and engage in media workouts at the Malls, and shows in some popular suburbs of the capital.
By Sammy Heywood Okine