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Trust Emporium to be inaugurated tonight

BY: Kweku Zurek
From left to right; Wiktor Slavenzky of ETC Polska, Benjamin Lamptey, Yatzek Shlotarla, Sherrif Quaye and  Herbert Nii Kpakpo Allotei Cofie.
From left to right; Wiktor Slavenzky of ETC Polska, Benjamin Lamptey, Yatzek Shlotarla, Sherrif Quaye and Herbert Nii Kpakpo Allotei Cofie.

 

The Trust Emporium, a newly-constructed boxing gym situated near the Korle Lagoon in Accra, will be inaugurated at 6p.m. tonight with a six-fight boxing bonanza, led by a Benjamin Lamptey- Sherrif Quaye clash for the vacant national lightweight title.

The fight, which is part of the bill dubbed ‘Honour and Glory’, was announced yesterday at a press briefing and weigh-in ceremony held at the Bukom Square.

Honour and Glory is organised by ETC Polska and the Trust Sports Emporium, in collaboration with Box Office Sports Promotions, will be used to officially open the 7,000-seater facility which was funded by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

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The president of ETC Polska, Yatzek Shlortarla, said his outfit was tasked to build a world class boxing arena but they had exceeded expectations by providing facilities for other sports, including swimming and basketball.

He said tonight’s bill would afford Ghanaians the opportunity to test the facility since no fees would be charged at the gates.

Blond-haired Sherrif Quaye of the Black Panthers Gym tipped the scales at 132 pounds, while his opponent, Benjamin Lamptey, weighed a pound heavier (133 pounds) for the much-anticipated 12-round clash.

Quaye is undefeated in nine bouts, with six kayoes and a draw, while Lamptey is undefeated in 10 fights, with eight kayoes.

Felix Williams and Enoch Lamptey will start the professional bouts with a 10-round featherweight contest, while bantamweights Prince "Octopus" Dzanie and Daniel Quartey follow with a 10-round battle and Daniel Adoku and Daniel Lartey also clash in a 10-round super welterweight bout.

Other fights on the bill will feature Felix Ajom and Victor Roy Ankrah engaging in a 10-round super featherweight clash, while Success Tetteh face off with Emmanuel Otoo in an eight-round super bantamweight clash.