After considering many side issues in consultation with the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) and DSTV who will screen the fight to over 4 million viewers across Africa, Box Office Sports Promotions have set a new date of May 16 for the overly publicized Bukom Banku vrs Ayitey Powers mega fight.
AllSports.com.gh can however also report that this new date is also waiting for another week before it can be confirmed because Ayitey Powers has again asked for that period of time to make consultations before officially agreeing to fight on Friday May 16.
“We proposed May 16 and the GBA have approved but Ayitey Powers is asking he can only confirm in a week’s time,” Box Office CEO Alex Ntiamoah Boakye told All Sports Ghana.
“Powers says he needs time to discuss with his team though he wants to fight but need sometime to confirm, that is a week,” Mr. Ntiamoah Boakye added.
The much awaited epic clash codenamed Judgment Night has had dates previously changed from April 25 to April 18 which was completely thrown overboard last week after Powers asked for a postponement upon, as he said, prophecy that he shouldn’t fight in the month of April.
The Ghanaian public have been clamouring for the fight which has received rave reviews interlaced with endless verbal war between the two boxers.
A record 3,000 tickets were sold on the first day of release with many experts tipping the fight when it does finally come off to record the highest ever attendance in Ghanaian boxing history.