Boxing News Tue, 22 Jun 2010

Larry Holmes Comes To Ghana


ACCRA, GH (Thursday, 21, June 2010) Ghana prepares to welcome a boxing legend, one of the greatest sons of Diaspora Africa and a highly distinguished personality. Larry Holmes WBC/IBF Heavyweight Champion (1978?1985) and 2nd longest reigning Heavyweight Champion of all time, is paying a 5?day cultural visit to Ghana to celebrate African boxing and promote tourism opportunities for Ghana at the centre of the world. Larry Holmes’s visit is scheduled for 30th July to 5th August 2010.

As part of activities marking the visit, Larry Holmes will stage an exhibition bout with Barima Azuma Nelson and hold a workshop with Boxers at the Accra Sports Stadium. Other activities will include visits to important dignitaries and historic sites in Accra, Kibi, Kumasi and Cape Coast. To climax this historic event the promoters will honour Legendary Larry Holmes and the Great Muhammed Ali at Bukom Square and launch the Larry Holmes Boxing Museum. To welcome this event there will be a Press Launch at the National Sports Council Conference Hall, Ohene Gyan Sports Stadium on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10:00am.

This historic visit is being organized by the Nii Guate Foundation in partnership with Larry Holmes Enterprises (USA), Nuumo Guate Peace Foundation, Agu Resources, Village Communications in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The Gua Stool of the Ga State has appointed Yankah & Associates as the official Event Managers for the Larry Holmes 5?day historic visit.

All enquiries related to this historic visit should be referred to Yankah and Associates. Telephone 030 2 247609 / 020 332 5043 or email larryholmesinghana@gmail.com. END

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