HeMann Promotions, in association with Azumah Nelson Boxing, is pleased to announce, ‘VIP Fight Night’. A first of its kind boxing event to be held in the prestigious Ballroom of the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel, Accra on June 11, 2016 at 5pm. The Fight Night is in collaboration with SuperSport and will be televised live to 53 countries throughout Africa from 7pm on MultiChoice DStv and GOtv Channels.
VIP Fight Night is a non- biased boxing promotion event themed “Bringing Ghanaian Boxing Back to its Glory Days”, with return boxing to the limelight of Ghanaian sports by providing a prestigious platform for boxers to showcase their talent and move onto bigger platforms on the international circuit.
The VIP Fight Night 2016 calendar will follow with more events throughout the year. HeMann Promotions is in discussions with boxing promoters and managers to secure fighters for future events.
“The Professor” Azumah Nelson, (former Super Featherweight World Champion, WBC Hall of Fame Inductee & Africa’s Greatest Boxer), is a key figure in the process of selecting fighters. HeMann Promotions and Azumah Nelson will bring Accra Fighters from all over the Globe.
Guests (including the cream of the crop in Ghanaian society) dine on a sumptuous 3 course meal at this Black Tie event whilst witnessing Ghana Championship Boxing action in an evening showcasing Ghana’s best professional Boxing Talent.
MultiChoice’s investment in local content is obvious in SuperSport’s acquisition and exclusive production and broadcast rights of several Ghanaian sporting events.
All boxers have been personally selected by “The Professor’, Azumah Nelson who promises only the ‘crème de la crème’ for his audience. In preparation of VIP Fight Night, ‘The Professor’ Azumah Nelson has been visiting Ghana’s elite professional fighters, monitoring progress of each boxer at their respective gyms and homes, adding the human story to the grueling physical and mental challenge that lies ahead.
In Azumah’s own words “to be Champion among Champions takes a certain mindset and individuality”
The talented pool of Boxers screened include Ghanaian Champions Emmanuel Enim and Ben Lamptey, they respectively will attempt to defend their Super Middleweight and Super Featherweight national titles. Also from Australia via USA will be female boxer, Kylie Fulmer.
There will be a total of 5 professional fights on the cards for the evening, warm- up. Amateur Bouts will proceed the main events.
VIP Fight Night will be a full evening of celebration in a regalia atmosphere, with dress code, “Black Tie Formal”. Guest will be welcomed into the 5 star Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel Ballroom Red Carpet entrance. The vent will be hosted by Benny Blanco former TV3 Morning Show host and renowned Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh (M-Net’s Tinsel and currently starring in Jamestown which will be aired on AfricaMagic Showcase) who will conduct filmed interviews and create photographic opportunities.
Autographed copies of of Azumah Nelson’s biography titled, “The Professor” will be available for purchase along with the opportunity to meet him in person.
Speaking on the partnership, Mr. Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, the Country Manager for MultiChoice Ghana stated “We are pleased to partner with HeMann Promotions and Azumah Nelson Boxing to launch this exciting series of VIP Boxing, we are committed to helping turn boxing in Ghana into not just as it used to be, but on a much grander scale. Boxing has evolved into much more than a sport, entertaining people worldwide and putting local boxers on the global map, by showing these bouts on SuperSport, we are doing our part in ensuring that Ghana does not get left behind on this scene”.
VIP Fight Nights will conclude with a swanky after party, details and location of this event are being withheld at this time due to the exclusivity.