President of the Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation (GABF), Gideon Quartey has been confirmed dead after a short illness.
According to a family source, the boxing administrator died in the early hours of Wednesday after complaining of heart pains.
The founder of the Dade Boxing Club Gym was expected to cast his votes at the ongoing GOC congress. His demise has come as a shock to the leadership of the sporting federation.
He was also a former vice president of the Greater Accra Boxing Association before becoming president of GABF.
Quartey will be remembered for enhancing amateur boxing in the country, leading to the discovery of the likes of WBC Bantamweight Champion Duke Micah.