David Azumah says he has a contract with professional boxer, Emmanuel Quartey
Azumah says he still takes care of the weekly allowance and other responsibilities of the boxer he has a contract with dating back to March 9, 2011, which was sanctioned by the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA)
And he is saddened by rumours that the boxer is working with a new management who have arranged a fight for him in the USA next week.
Highly rated Quartey (20-2, 19 KOs) is billed to take on 24-year-old Mexican, Hanzel Martinez (23-2, 18 KOs) for the WBA International super bantamweight title next Friday, September 30 in Las Vegas but Azumah says he knows nothing about that. Meanwhile, he has already secured a shot at the Commonwealth super bantamweight belt against current champ, Gamal Yafai in the UK on December 3.
“He is my boxer who I still take care of week in, week out and I want to make it clear that I’ve not signed him off to anyone. I took him and looked after him since his amateur days, and I paid everything for him to become a professional,” David Azumah said.
“I pay his coach, and even the boxer comes to me every week for his allowance and many other amenities I spend money on for him. It’s not everything that I can tell you, but even now he just sent me a voice message that he will be coming to see me this evening, meaning only one thing; he’s coming for money,” Azumah disclosed on Friday afternoon.
“The right thing anybody interested in working with the boxer has to do is to contact me, let’s sit down and discuss a deal. I’ve spent a lot of money on the boxer, and I’m still spending every week, so I’m humbly warning anybody holding himself as Akufo Addo’s manager to stop,” the Accra-based boxing investor explained.
David Azumah added: “I have seen posters of a bout he is supposed to fight in the US next week, I will stop him from going because I don’t know anything about it. We have already got him a date for the Commonwealth title in Birmingham in December, and that’s what I’m preparing towards.”