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Boxing News of Friday, 23 August 2019


7th African Fighting Championship launched in Ghana

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The African Fighting Championship was launched today in Accra with the aim of developing cage fighting in Ghana and the sub-region.

African Fighting Championship, also named AFC, during the officially announced Ghana as its seventh destination for the championship.

The event which took place at Kikibees Pub, Lounge & Restaurant in Accra saw officials of the championship, the academy some fighters as well as some sports personalities at the launch.

Executive member of the Championship, Mr Richard Yeboah told SVTV Africa that, the championship would provide a regular subsidized competition platform for all categories of fighters within the fighting industry chain.

He noted that Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is also providing jobs for people.

“A lot goes into AFC, our CEO is doing a lot for this organization. We pleading with people to come on board and support us because a lot goes into this thing. At least, we are trying to help people to get a career. Mix Martial Arts is a lesser-known sports in Ghana, we just pleading with people and come and support, because it’s a very serious sports altogether and we just want it to go far.” He added.

Mr Yeboah revealed that the competition would see fighters from Togo, Cote D'Ivoire and Ghana. According to him, there will be at least eight fights in all tomorrow at the Bukom Park.

The fight nights will also witness an entertainment package and some musical interludes from Bukom Banku, Ayittey Powers and other stars. He pointed out that, fight night is free and taking place tomorrow at the Bukom park in Bukom.

Mr. Richard Yeboah urged all Ghanaians to patronize the competition and make it a great feature of corporate Ghana.

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