The President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Mr Peter Zwennes has affirmed that the six months suspension of Ghanaian Boxer Patrick Allotey’s professional boxing licence by the GBA has automatically ended after today, August 6, 2020.
The former WBO African Welterweight Champion was suspended in February by the GBA for assaulting a fan of Asante Kotoko, Michael Siaw Agyemang at the Accra sports stadium during a match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Asatne Kotoko, after being provoked by Michael. The ban, which took effect on the 6th of February this year, ends by midnight today, August 6, 2020.
In an exclusive interraction with Ghana’s leading sports website ghanasportspage.com, president of the GBA, Mr Peter Zwennes confirmed that the suspension is automatically lifted once the period expires by the close of today.
“If the six months has elapsed then of course the ban is lifted”, said the GBA President Peter Zwennes in an exclusive interview with ghanasportspage.com. “Once the six months is up, automatically the ban is lifted”, he confirmed.
Mr Peter Zwennes expressed concern about the effect of the covid-19 existence which has brought most sporting events to their knees, but explained that Allotey is “at liberty” to resume his boxing career after today (August 6).
“What it means is that after today’s date he is at liberty to resume his professional career except that the covid is also brought everything to a halt”, he affirmed.
Allotey was tried and found guilty by the Disciplinary Committee of the GBA before his suspension, and ghanasportspage.com enquired whether the 29-year old is required to do something special to validate the lifting of his suspension.
“No, there’s nothing required of him”, Zwennes responded. “I suppose all this while he should have been training any way, as a professional boxer he needs to keep himself in shape. The ban did not stop him from keeping himself fit and training so I suppose he should be ready to go”, he concluded.
Patrick Allotey has fight record of 44 total fights, 40 wins, with no draw.