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Boxing News of Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Source: Prince Dornu-Leiku

BabyJet Promotions set for Ashie’s media workout

History making BabyJet
Promotions are set to rewrite the record books in Ghanaian boxing when this week
they hold a media work-out for the two boxers headlining their ‘Clash of the
Kings’ bill.
The maiden promotion by the
syndicate headed by newly appointed Ghana national football skipper, Asamoah
Gyan is scheduled for the Accra Sports Stadium on November 10 but BabyJet
Promotions have released an itinerary of unprecedented events leading up to
fight night.
They have already held media
briefings to announce the fight and later the formal signing of fight contract
by the boxers. The final countdown to the fight between George Ashie and
Emmanuel Tagoe was also launched at a press conference last week amid revelation
of a comprehensive line-up of activities to herald the dawn of a new era in
Ghanaian boxing promotions.
Among a host of new
initiatives introduced by BabyJet Promotions is the media workout for both boxers
and a further meet-the-fans and autograph signing sessions by the pugilists at
the Accra Mall and elsewhere.
Foremost to make history and
become the first boxer in Ghanaian history to have his pre-fight gym workout
session with media presence is George Ashie AKA Red Tiger at the Seconds Out
gymnasium in the heart of Accra, off Baiden Powell Hall on Wednesday at 3pm GMT
before Tagoe AKA Game Boy takes his turn on Friday at the same venue.
Media work involves rope
skipping, push-ups, punching of bag, punch of mitts and physical exercise
before granting the media interview on preparations towards the fight. In
essence, Ashie would have a light training session and later grant interview to
the media.
Reigning Commonwealth Junior Lightweight champ, Ashie (23-3,
16 KOs), squares up to former WBO Africa and IBF Intercontinental Junior
Lightweight titlist Tagoe, 19-1, 8 KOs, for the WBA International Lightweight
belt on November 10.
BabyJet Promotions President, Gyan who plays in the United
Arab Emirates for that country’s top league champions Al Ain, has promised to
be present for the big fight himself with many of his football and musician colleagues
also expected to be in tow to entertain and thrill away what could arguably be
the grandest boxing promotion ever staged in the history of this country.