Video of top Ghanaian boxing referee firing shot to protect his life pops up


On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, there was a boxing event at the Bukom Boxing Arena in which there was crowd disturbance. In a report sighted by on, the gunshot happened following a fracas after the cancellation of a scheduled boxing match.

Boxing referee Roger Barnor fires shot to disperse angry crowd (Video, Photos)


The SWAG Boxing Referee of the Year pulled out a pistol and fired a warning shot which led to the mayhem. It was the first title bill under the Ghana Boxing League dubbed Fist of Fury involving boxers from Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Benin.


The event, in collaboration with Landmark Promotions, got underway an hour-and-a-half late but had the first two bouts cancelled due to the absence of the boxers paired. Boxing referee Roger Barnor fires shot to disperse angry crowd (Photo credit:


The remaining seven bouts had been progressing steadily until the ring announcer called out for the final bout. Supporters of one of the boxers in the earlier cancelled bout got infuriated and started throwing missiles.


Some jumped into the ring to wrestle the microphone from a musician, who was about to perform. The fans insisted they paid to watch that particular Super Lightweight clash between Faisal Abubakar and Henry Mensah; hence cannot allow the event to end without that bout.

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