Ahead of the Pro Boxing League, GBA and IMAX Media Group hold a strategic technical meeting
The management of Imax Media Group, led by their group director, Mr. Fadi Fatal, met with executive board members of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) on Wednesday to discuss a variety of issues related to the first night of the Ghana Professional Boxing League, which will be held at the Bokum Boxing Arena in Accra on February 5th and telecast live on Max Television and all of its affiliate media outlets.
Fadi Fatal was accompanied by a team of Imax Media Group department leaders for television, radio, and online who took the opportunity to clarify their roles and the level of cooperation they required from the GBA and the other boxing league partners.
Imax Media Group’s group director explained the ins and outs of content development, production, time management in television coverage, delivery, and the importance of collaboration between the two sides.
According to Fadi Fatal,it’s prudent to have such a strategic meeting to help provide the platform for stakeholders to understand what goes into content development,in this case,availability of credible boxers,publicity and promotion.
Lawrence Sika Nartey,Head of production at Max TV explained critical areas of live boxing television production and took time to plead with all stakeholders to help make the project the best of its kind in Africa and beyond.
Fred Amoah who is the Head of Radio(Max FM) touched on radio production and the need to utilise radio before,during and after every fight night with good content.
Yaw Ampofo Ankrah who is the Head of sports at Imax Media assured stakeholders of his team readiness to offer the best in live boxing coverage to the public especially the boxing fraternity.
The OB Technical Director at Imax Media,Michael Boamah expressed his gratitude for the collaboration between the GBA and Imax. He appealed to the GBA to help make his work easier by providing his team with the needed information at the right time.
Both Prince Annang (the primary commentator) and Elijah Twumasi (the on-line administrator) made important points about the importance of both sides working together to achieve the intended aim.
The Ghana Boxing Authority, led by its president, Abraham Kotei Neequaye, was joined in the debate by the first vice president, Rabbon Dodoo, and some executive board members.
J.A Annang, a legendary boxing fan, took the time to explain some technical difficulties relating to the twelve (12) registered boxing gyms and the boxers who had signed up for the boxing league.
GBA President Abraham Kotei Neequaye expressed his deep thanks to Imax Media Group for such a significant engagement, and urged all stakeholders to play their parts with passion and devotion in order to complete a project that is near and dear to his heart. According to him, the ultimate goal of such a magnificent endeavor is to assist grow and groom respectable and durable boxers who can deliver Ghana multiple world titles in the not-too-distant future.
The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) and Imax Media Group have teamed up to bring an idea back to Ghana’s boxing scene that was last seen sixteen(16) years ago.
Imax media group signed a 1.7 million US dollars 5-year developmental partnership agreement with Ghana Boxing Authority to help revive the sport and provide Ghanaian boxers the platform to shape and nurture their talents and become world beaters at the long run.
Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.