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Boxing News of Thursday, 10 April 2014

Source: allsports.com.gh

Banku cancels Powers fight

Braimah Kamako aka Bukom Banku has told Allsports.com.gh in an exclusive interview he will no longer face longtime rival Michael Ayitey Powers on May 16.

The much anticipated bout has been blighted by Powers’ refusal to sign a contract obliging him to face Banku after a prophecy from his spiritual advisor T.B. Joshua.

The bout has already been postponed twice with the latest happening on the April 7 when Powers again refused to sign the contract.

“I am tired of this nonsense. What kind of fight is this? I will not face Ayitey Powers again on the 16th. The promoter is bringing a new opponent for me,” a furious Kamoko told Allsports.com.gh in the interview.

In a related development, the promoter of the fight, Alex Ntiamoah Boateng of Box Office Promotions also confirmed the search for a new opponent to Allsports.com.gh.

“I have two opponents locked down and we will announce on Monday the identity of this new opponent,” he disclosed.

Ntiamoah Boateng also responded to reports that Powers was holding up the fight in search of a larger chunk of the purse.

“He signed a contract and the new amount he is asking for is impossible. Where does he expect me to get that kind of money from?”

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