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Boxing News Fri, 27 Aug 2010

"Africa Golden Gloves Warrior to develop boxing" - Quartey

Accra, Aug. 27, GNA - The Chief Executive of the Dade Boxing Promotion Syndicate, Gideon Quartey has said that the arrival of 'Africa Golden Gloves Warrior' (AGGW) is to promote boxing in the country.

The AGGW is the latest sanctioning body for the noble art of self defence and its objectives includes developing both amateur and professional boxing in the country and the Africa continent.

Quartey told GNA Sports that AGGW is committed to the development of boxing in all areas from administration to management and technical as well as the media in their quest to propel boxing on the African continent to reach attainable heights.

He said the new sanctioning body has identified some lapses in boxing on the continent such as inadequate championship fights, lack of training programmes for promoters and trainers and boxers and it has accordingly devised strategies to address them.

For the amateur level, Quartey said the AGGW will organize championship bouts for local fighters where the winners will be decorated with a title defendable in two months.

"This will also help our federation to be ready and prepared to reach World Championships and for the officials to be active as well as promote the records of their wards and identify some of the challenges facing them.

The Chief Executive said the program will be supervised and controlled by the AGGW and urged local gyms to participate in them as the championships are organized within the limits of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Quartey reminded all that the titles in the professional division will be defendable in three months and plans are advanced to stage a weekly or bi-weekly championship to keep the boxers active and in top shape.

Meanwhile the Dade Promotions Boxing Syndicate will on Friday, August 27, organize the maiden promotions of the AGGW at the Prisons Canteen, Cantonments.

In the professional division, Raymond Commey will battle out against David Kotey in a Featherweight contest whilst Daniel Adotey Allotey squares with Tricky Comey in the Middleweight division.

The professional bouts will be heralded by five amateur bouts with the boxers yet to be announced.

Source: GNA