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07.02.2020 Boxing

'Stubborn' Patrick Allotey To Appeal Six Months Ban By GBA

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
'Stubborn' Patrick Allotey To Appeal Six Months Ban By GBA
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Patrick Allotey's manager Godwin Jingle has emphasized they will appeal the decision of the Ghana Boxing Authority.

Allotey, who is former Africa Super Welterweight Champion has been slapped with a six months ban by the GBA.

This emerges after he assaulted Asante Kotoko fan at the Accra Sports Stadium, during the sixth-week league game between Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko on January 28.

Allotey was seen in a video that went rival, punching Eric Siaw, resulting in a deep cut on his left eye.

"Following the hearing, the GBA found you liable on your own plea and has imposed a six (6) months suspension of your professional boxing licence as the appropriate sanction. The suspension takes effect from today 6th day of February 2020" - a portion of GBA statement read.

Reacting to the ban, Godwin Jingle said although they welcome the ban they will appeal for mitigation.

"The ban is going to affect Patrick Allotey because plans were far advanced as we were arranging a bout for him so as to bounce back in a big way after losing to Mexican opponent Jaime Munguia in California last year," he told Angel FM.

"We will appeal to the disciplinary committee or GBA as an organisation to reduce the ban to save his career."

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