Box Office Promotions CEO, Alex Ntiamoah-Boakye who is vying for Assemblyman for Kinka Electoral Area in the Odododiodoo Constituency was the first person to purchase ‘The Big 10’ book on Ghana’s ten world boxing champions authored by renowned sports journalist Ekow Asmah on Thursday night at the Bukom Boxing Arena.
He paid Ghc1,050, alongside Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, Special Advisor to the Sports Minister, and Peter Zwennes who bought a copy for Ghc5,000
The book launch which was graced Ghana’s first world boxing champion, David Kotei Poison, Professor Zoom Zoom Azumah, Nelson and Marvelous Nana Yaw Konadu saw Ekow Asmah revealing his toils and joys.
He at a point shed tears recollecting how he left his son to go out to the USA to seek for greener pastures.
Ekow Asmah’s third book on the history of Ghana Boxing tells about forgotten heroes like Love Allotey, who first fight for the WBC/ WBA world titles as well as Floyd Robertson who was robbed in Accra.
Roland Affail Monney, President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) who chaired the function said it is not easy to research into the past and write the stories in a book.
He congratulated the author and urged Ghanaians to read to know the rich history of Ghana Sports as in the 1960s and 1970s, Ghana was the best and first in Football, Boxing, Athletics and Hockey.
In attendance were Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah who represented the Minister of Youth & Sports, Lawyer Peter Zwennes, president of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Kwabena Yeboah, president of Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), former national athlete, Joshua Owusu, an Olympian, coach J. E Sarpong, old students of Prempeh College, media friends and the Ghana Boxing Supporters Union (GBSU) who thrilled the guests with kpanlogo music.