Speaking at the launch of the Freedom Fight Night at the International Conference Center in Accra, he noted that some journalists keep on labeling boxing as a lesser known sport which is not true.
He said boxing has brought Ghana more fame and honour than any sport, yet governments have failed to honour promises.
He expressed gratitude to the NDC government for putting up the Bukom Boxing Arena where the Freedom Fight Night comes off as part of the Independence celebration activities.
Richard Commey who lost the challenge for the IBF Lightweight crown takes on Hedi Slimani from Belgium.
Handsome Commonwealth Bantamweight Champion Duke Micah also known as The Terminator will fight Jonathan Aguilar from Mexico, then USA based top Welterweight contender will size up with Sakima Mullings from Jamaica. All the fights have the WBC Silver titles at stake and boxing fans are going to enjoy real action and fun.
Michael Amoo-Bediako CEO of Street Wise Promotions expressed his joy and appreciation to the Ghana @ 60 Planning Committee for deciding to add boxing to the activities and promised a world class organization.
Dr. Jefferson Sackey, head of media and publicity at the Ghana @ 60 secretariat was also elated to be part of the three WBC International boxing fiesta.
He announced that other sporting and cultural activities have been planned for the year-long Ghana @ 60 celebrations with the theme “Mobilizing for Ghana’s future”.
Nii Okai Nunoo of Leonart Yert Ltd, a PR, Advertising and Marketing Company supporting the event called on Ghanaian firms to associate themselves with the event and they would real massive results.
Members of the Ghana Boxing Supporters Union (GHABSU) were there to cheer on the boxers.