Boxing News of Wednesday, 19 March 2014
History will be made on Thursday March 27, 2014 when world boxing’s latest professional sanctioning body is unveiled in Accra.
Dade Promotions whose CEO, Gideon Quartey has over the years championed amateur boxing via the Africa Golden Glove Warriors Friday night fights in Accra are behind the launch of the new sanctioning body which will offer titles to be competed for all over Africa.
Like the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and the several other sanctioning bodies, Africa Warrior titles will be globally recognized and as well offered at stake in promotions earmarked to revive competitive interest in boxing all over the continent.
“It’s a dream come true. We want a platform where Africa’s best boxers could compete against one another so that we can line up the very best for world title fights,” Mr. Quartey told All Sports Ghana.
“We believe we can help put African boxers in a stronger position to be ready for world championships,” the Dade Promotions President explained.
In the event, the first batch of Africa Warrior titles will be at stake next week Friday, March 28 when Dade Promotions stage the mega fight night at the Arts Centre in Accra code-named ‘Future Ghana Champs.’
A press conference to formally introduce Africa Warriors as the new professional boxing sanctioning body will be held right after the weigh-ins for the ‘Future Ghana Champs’ at the Arts Center Accra on the Thursday 27Th March 2014 at 10:00AM.