The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has confirmed that, the much-awaited Ghana Professional Boxing (GPBL) League night scheduled for March 26 remains unchanged.
The GPBL third night is expected to take place at the Bukom Boxing Arena however Promoters of the ongoing Ghana Professional Boxing League (GPBL), Imax Media Boxing Promotions were compelled to reschedule the fight.
It comes after an unexpected decision taken by caretakers of Trust Sports Emporium Limited (TSEL) rented the fight night venue, Bukom boxing Arena for a musical concert.
But, the GBA in a statement available to Angel Sports, emphasisied that the initial scheduled date for the event “remains intact regardless of any contrary information being peddled around.”
“The GBA’s attention was drawn to a press release issued by Cabic Promotions and Management signed by the CEO, Ivan Bruce Cudjoe contesting the decision of Imax Media Boxing Promotions to honor the 3rd night of GPBL on March 26 at the Bokum Boxing Arena, the same day Cabic Promotions and Management also have a scheduled fight night at Idrowwhyt Event Center at Akokofoto, Dansoman.
The GBA wishes to set the records straight regarding some of the misconceptions and misinformation spewed out underpinned by naivety and misconduct.
It’s important to inform stakeholders in Ghana boxing especially Promoters to acknowledge the power vested in the GBA to officially supervise, monitor, and manage professional boxing in Ghana for the betterment of all,” part of the statement reads.
According to the GBA, the style, tone, and content of the press release issued by Cabic Promotions and Management are full of question marks, especially the headline and accusation of the GBA President without any justifiable reasons.
The Authority thus indicated they have been mandated to help promote, supervise and safeguard the interests and welfare of all stakeholders including Boxers, Managers, Promoters, Match-makers, Ring Officials, Boxing gyms, and retired professional Boxers.
“It’s thus imperative to caution all stakeholders, especially some Promoters to acknowledge the role and responsibilities of GBA and abide by rules and regulations governing professional boxing rather than throw their weight around and portray GBA as a competitor in business and administration,” it warned.
The GBA, noted that Cabic Promotions and its management cannot be described as a qualified Boxing Promoter to have the legitimacy of organizing or promoting any fight under the GBA rules because they have not renewed their license.
“It’s also appropriate to indicate that Cabic Promotions and Management has not submitted or deposited any information or contracts of their scheduled 26th March fight night.
Cabic Promotions and Management has not submitted information and medical reports of boxers especially foreigners on the fights bill.
The GBA will like to seize the opportunity to advise Cabic Promotions and Management to immediately fulfill what is expected of them regarding the issues raised above rather than resorting to unproductive antics that could exacerbate their problems and tarnish the good image of boxing promoters in Ghana,” the statement added.
The Ghana Boxing Authority furthered by admonishing all boxing stakeholders to ensure they identify their responsibilities and do everything humanly possible to live up to the billing as they are determined about the wellbeing of professional boxing in Ghana.