For immediate release


As anticipated by the Ghana Boxing Authority(GBA) and as the statutory body in charge of professional boxing in Ghana to tackle and resolve any problem,it’s imperative to inform the general public that the impasse between the GBA and Managers of Samuel Takyi has been amicably resolved this morning at the GBA Secretariat in Accra.

The manager of Samuel Takyi,Mr.Mustapha Quartey(son of Ike Quartey) paid a courtesy call on the GBA President,Abraham Kotei Neequaye at the GBA Secretariat this morning, accompanied by his boxer Samuel Takyi to help resolve the impasse between them amicably.

Mr.Mustapha Quartey expressed his readiness to work with the GBA on how to help push forward the developmental agenda of professional boxing in Ghana.

“I am here this morning to first of all apologies for what might have happened yesterday between the GBA and my dad.As the manager of Samuel Takyi, I am here to guide him sign the GBA undertaking concerning boxers 2% purse(development levy)-said Mustapha Quartey.

The GBA President,Abraham Kotei Neequaye expressed his profound gratitude to Mustapha Quartey for his high sense of creativity and crisis management skills to instantaneously come to the GBA for an amicable settlement of an issue that has gone viral.

Samuel Takyi who is scheduled to fight in South Africa next week at the Emperor Palce in Johannesburg,signed the Undertaking form concerning the 2% boxers purse deduction for the GBA’s development levy.

The GBA President,Abraham Kotei Neequaye thanked Samuel Takyi and his manager for their remarkable engagement and wish the boxer the very best of luck in his fight.

The GBA President, immediate issued out the required introductory letter to the boxer for visa acquisition to South Africa.

On behalf of the GBA and members of the Boxing fraternity,I will like to wish Samuel Takyi the very best of luck in his travelling process as well as in his second professional fight at the Emperor Palace in Johannesburg,South Africa.

I will like to encourage all of us as stakeholders in boxing to emulate the beautiful example set today by Mustapha Quartey for the benefit of all.

…………Signed ………….

Abraham Kotei Neequaye
(GBA,President )