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08.03.2005 Sports News

Obric Promotions signs on new boxer

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Accra, March 8, GNA - Obric Sala Promotions Syndicate are the new managers of Emmanuel Lartei Lartey, a Super Lightweight boxer and a former captain of the national boxing team, the Black Bombers. Lartei Laryea, 24, who has just turned professional and is awaiting a license from the Ghana Boxing Authority, (GBA) will be under the management of Obric for three years under and would be entitled to weekly remittances, medical care and other benefits that will see to his professional advancement.

The boxer, known in boxing circles as "Bukom Jah" will also take the lions share of his purse, whilst the management syndicate takes home 35 per cent with his trainer pocketing 10 percent of the purse after every fight.

Lartei Laryea will now join the likes of Joshua " Bukom Tsatsu" Okine and Braimah "Bukom Banku" Kamoko in the camp of Obric Promotions. Obric Promotions were the organisers of the recent Commonwealth Welterweight title bout between Joshua Okine and Fatau Onikeke at the Azumah Nelson Sports stadium in Accra.

Nii Lantei Vanderpuije, a member of the management syndicate told the He said the promotions syndicate is determined to lift high the image of Ghana boxing by investing in potential boxers in a bid to produce more world champions for the nation.

Nii Vanderpuije expressed the hope that the boxer will live up to expectation and fulfil the dreams of the syndicate.

He said the syndicate is committed to raising potential champions in every category hence another new boxer will soon be signed on by the syndicate.

According to Nii Vanderpuije, plans are far advanced to sign on sensational Kpakpo Allotey, Africa Boxing Union (ABU) Lightweight champion.

He said they are now making arrangements for the contractual details after which the boxer will join the camp of the promotions syndicate.

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