Manyo Plange, others get new promoters

Author: Kwame Larweh
Manyo Plange (right) earned a deserved split draw with Michael Dasmariñas

Four boxers in their prime will have the opportunity to establish themselves as world champions after being signed on to a new promotional outfit.

Former bantamweight national champion Manyo Plange, featherweight fighter Success Tetteh, heavyweight boxer Ousmanu Haruna and supermiddleweight pugilist Samuel Kojogah last Monday at the Frankies Hotel at Nima in Accra signed on to the All for One Boxing Promotions and its partners, Honking Investments promotional outfit.

They each penned down a contract duration of three years with scanty details in the presence of the Vice-President of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), Alhaji Mohammed Samadu, legendary matchmaker Abdul Rashid Williams, alias Believer, family members and fans.

At a colourful but brief ceremony last Monday, Amin Jajah of All for One Boxing Promotions and Henry Okine of Honking Investments noted that having followed the four fighters over a period of time, they became convinced that they bore the attributes and features of future world champions in their various weight divisions.

"We are taking these boxers up to make them world champions, we have seen their potential and watch them closely; and having observed them for a while, we are certain in our minds that they will be world champions within the shortest possible time," Amin Jaajah told this paper.

After they each received a 32-inch flat screen TV and mobile phone from Hisense as a sign of goodwill from their new promoters, the four vowed to see off their contracts.

Plange stressed that after a brief absence from the sport, he was back to take his rightful place in the discipline and win a world title.
"Everyone knows me already. I went off for sometime but now I want to be a world champion and I will be serious with that," he told a gathering of supporters and family members at the cafeteria of the hotel.

The other three promised to be disciplined and obey the terms of their contracts.

Alhaji Samadu admonished them to respect the contract and work hard to repay the trust reposed in them.
Coach Believer tasked them to be grateful to their new managers and listen to advice.