Banku vs Powers now set for May 2

Friday 28th March , 2014 1:32 pm

Bukom-Banku-and-Ayitey-PowersCiti Sports can confirm that May 2 is the new date for the highly-anticipated bout between Braimah Kamoko (Bukom Banku) and Aryeetey Powers.

Earlier on Thursday, Powers announced he was pulling out of the bout which had been slated for 18th April at the Accra Sports Stadium, but sources close to the organisers, Box Office Promotions, say after lengthy discussions throughout Thursday, an agreement on a May 2 date was struck between the fighters, organisers and SuperSport, the broadcasters.

Citi can also confirm that SuperSport is willing to telecast the bout on the new date and it is expected to release a press statement sometime next week to announce the new date and broadcast plans for the bout.

The Ghana Boxing Authority had stated on Thursday that Powers was yet to formally inform them of his decision and in their books, the April 18 bout would go ahead as planned.

What remains under discussion is the issue of tickets which have already been purchased by boxing fans. It is believed an announcement on that will be made in due course.

Lots of boxing fans had expressed disappointment at the Powers’ decision to opt out of the bout, but it seems the showdown dubbed “The Judgement Night” would still take place between the rivals who had had exchanged very strong words in the build up to the eventual signing of the contract in March 2014.

By: Nathan Quao/