Ghana and Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has made a shock career move by acquiring the necessary documents to be a boxing promoter.
The on-loan Al–Ain attacker, who has been successful in his music career, will make another surprise turn into non-football activity next week.
He will collaborate with other promoters this month to promote his first fight night as a boxing promoter.
Gyan’s outfit, Baby Jet Promotions, will collaborate with Box Office Promotions to put together the fight.
“I’ve got the passion for it and I feel like training to maintain my strength, not that I want to fight myself. I love the game, it’s my passion,” Gyan said.
“I’ve been following most of the fights and I’m a big fan of Floyd Mayweather and Joshua Clottey.
“I have passion for boxing. I am a Ghanaian, I want to help my community, I want to help my country because when I come on holidays it’s like no boxing is going on.
“In Ghana we’ve got a lot of great boxers previously talking about Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Joshua Clottey, so we need to push the young ones coming up.
“As a Ghanaian I need to encourage the young ones coming up and those who want to achieve their aim.”
The boxing night will be headlined by a national bantamweight championship clash between Emmanuel Quartey and Raymond Commey.
The bout which comes off at the Lebanon House on 6 July will also have some potentially electrifying supporting bouts.
Asamoah Gyan becomes the second football personality in recent times to promote boxing after Heart of Lions Chief Executive Officer Victor Ahiakpor promoted a bout last year.
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