MINING firm Quantum LC says it is venturing into boxing to promote and sponsor the sport which it calls a national pastime.
To this end, the Achimota-based company has donated an undisclosed cash towards the organisation of the Independence ‘Rumble on March 6’.
The Independence Day bout is slated for the Bukom Boxing Arena Wednesday and features undefeated Issah Samir against Burkinabe Patrice Sou Tou Ke in a middleweight contest as the top liner.
Making the donation at a brief ceremony at the company’s head office in Accra yesterday, the General Manager of Quantum LC, Dr Emmanuel Baffour Boakye, extolled the glory the sport had brought to the country over the past decades.
“Boxing is our national pride, we are not a sporting entity, we are into mining but we found it a privilege to support boxing and sponsor the sport because of the prestige it has brought to Ghana,” he noted.
He pledged that his company would continue supporting the sport as it had begun with Landmark Promotions, the organisers of Rumble on March 6.
The Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Landmark Promotions, Anthony Kermah, expressed gratitude for the donation and noted that his outfit would continue to partner Quantum LC to grow boxing in the country.
The bill is a joint collaboration between Landmark Promotions and organisers of the Bukom Fist of Fury boxing series.
Former Olympian-turned-professional, Musah Rahman Lawson, will clash with Robert Brew in a six-round super welterweight bout as one of the opening fights for the ‘Rumble on March 6’ bout night.
Eric Quam meets Richman Ashley in an eight-round super featherweight fight, veteran Malik Jabir, alias Bukom Snake, clashes with Kamarudeen Boyefio in an eight-round super featherweight contest, with Nathaniel Nukpe also fighting Victor Kuwornu in a 12-rounder.