2020 has been a difficult year for the entire world due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has spread with alarming speed, infecting and killing millions. However with the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine, many will be looking to put 2020 behind them and look towards 2021, one of such individuals is Ace Power Promotions‘ Managing Director (MD) Isaac Amankwaah.
“COVID has really dealt us a big blow, especially Ace Power Promotions, the reason is simple even our press conference which was coming on early this year as far back as February we had to reschedule it because it was the time the President [Nana Akufo-Addo] came to lock down the country and since then we have not been able to do anything.”
“In actual fact, we were about to do a promotion, an International Boxing Federation (IBF) Africa Super Welterweight title fight for one of our boxers, we were bringing a boxer all the way from Tanzania. Unfortunately, because of COVID, we have to shelve all those and wait for over almost 8 months now.” Isaac further stated
Speaking about his plans for 2021 the Ace Power Promotion MD said “Ace Power future is very bright, actually the reason why we are in boxing is simple, we want to change the way boxing is done in Ghana. We feel that we have the expertise, we have the people, we have the manpower, we have the creativity to change the way we do boxing.”
“We want to unearth a lot of talent, we feel that boxing has been concentrated in Accra. We feel that there is a lot of talent in the hinterlands (Nothern, Brong-Ahafo, Ashanti regions etc). So we feel that because those places there are no gyms where young people can go train and work on their talent and unearth it, most of those talents go unnoticed.”
Before 2021 welcomes us, Ace Power Promotions in collaboration with Box Office Sports Promotions on 24th December 2020 at the Trust Sports Emporium, Accra will be bringing Ghanaian boxing fans their first taste of professional boxing show since the government eased restrictions on contact sports back in September 2020.
The show dubbed “Knockout COVID-19” was first scheduled for 29th November 2020 before being postponed due to the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) being unable to get the COVID-19 tests needed from the government.
However, Ace Power Promotions’ Managing Director (MD), Isaac Amankwaah, is confident of the show taking place this month revealing that they have a Plan B in case the government are unable to provide the COVID tests this time around.
“We are back on track, we are now organising it on the 24th of this month and now, that date is confirmed and definitely it is going to come this time around,” Isaac revealed to The Pressbox
“The difference between then and now is that now the letter has already gone and we have also finished the elections so people are back and we are hoping and we have put our fingers crossed that this time around we will get it in time,”
“We have also gone ahead to have a Plan B, the point is that because of what happened initially we don’t want a situation whereby we will be forced to postpone this fight again. So what we have done is to have a Plan B where we have gotten a facility which has been accredited by the Ghana Health Service (GHS), so that in case we don’t get the government one we can go ahead and privately do it.” The Ace Power Promotions, MD concluded.