The McDan Group of Companies will sponsor the maiden boxing night at this year’s Asafotufiami Festival of the chiefs and people of Ada on August 2 as the Graphic Sports and Allotei-Cofie Boxing Promotions take the pugilistic sport to the regions and at major traditional festivals.
Organised by Allotei-Cofie Boxing Promotions, Asafotufiami edition of the Graphic Sports Boxing Festival comes off at the Aqua Safari resort on Friday, August 2 and it promises to be a night of exciting boxing involving talented budding juvenile and amateur boxers as they slug it out for supremacy as part of activities lined up for the Asafotufiami Festival.
Enterprising young boxing talents such as Ahmadu Mohammed, Moses Adjei, Samuel "Higher Thinking" Plange, Samuel Mensah, Micheal Antwi, Wisdom Barnor, Kelvin Amartey and Caleb Dadzie, among others are expected to thrill patrons and boxing enthusiasts at Ada.
According to Mr Herbert Nii Kpakpo Allotei-Cofie, CEO of Allotei-Cofie Boxing Promotions, the competition is aimed at bringing the sport to the doorstep of other communities outside the traditional boxing neighbourhoods in Accra.
He explained that the Graphic Sports Boxing Festival would help generate interest in the sport in communities outside the nation's captial to popularise the sport and also unearth talents.
Mr Allotei-Cofie, whose organisation organises the successful McDan Amateur Boxing in Tamale and the Weekend Boxing Series at James Town in Accra, is excited that the McDan Group is partnering his organisation and Graphic Sports to develop the sport outside the nation’s capital.
“ When we approached Dr Daniel McKorley of McDan Group for support, he bought into it because he is a lover of amateur boxing and shares in our vision to and develop the sport in other regions of Ghana, this time using the traditional festivals to promote boxing among the youth as he’s doing in Tamale,” said Mr Allotei-Cofie.
“This is a good initiative by the Graphic Sports and my promotion because it will just not be about celebrating the festival but gives opportunities to other boxers at Ada to compete.
“The decision to organise the boxing night will also help in generating interest in the sport in order to give the youth in other communities the chance to take part in the sport.”