Boxing News of Saturday, 15 March 2014
Source: Sammy Heywood Okine
Top Musician Sala to sing at Judgement Day Fight between Ayitey Powers and Banku Banku
Singer, actor and international model Salamatu Yakubu will be one of the side attractions at the Judgement Day Boxing Contest between Ayitey Powers aka Ataa Kaa and Braimah “Bukom Banku” Kamoko at the Accra Sports Stadium on April 18, 2014
The promoters and organisers of the fight have thought it very wise to entertain the much expected crowd with first class entertainment and have contacted Sala to spiced up the show.
Sala will perform some of her hit songs including the famous single, ‘My Love” and others to keep fans awake to see the big punches of the night.
Salamatu Yakubu is a Singer, Actor, Model, and Songwriter tipped to break boundaries in the music world.
Her talents were discovered while studying in Europe. On returning to Ghana she pursued music and signed to Paradise Entertainment, one of the giants in entertainment business.
Talkative Bukom Banku and opponent Micheal Nii Ayitey Powers face off in a 12-round non-title Cruiserweight championship at the national Wembley in what many believe could record the biggest ever fight attendance in the history of this country.
Africa’s leading pay channel, SuperSport on DSTV have signed to become broadcast partner and they are expected to screen the mega fight to an audience of over 3 million viewers across Africa with local TV station, TV3 also showing the fight live to over one million Ghanaians.
Meanwhile latest news from the camp of Ayitey Powers state that he is training very hard under three coaches and has promised to put up a classic show. He warned Banku to watch his mouth because he talks too much, and on that day, he will meet a totally different and dangerous Powers full of glory and honour.
In another development, Bukom Banku who was diagnosed as having an eye problem said he will close one eye and fight.
“Tell Ayitey Powers I will beat him with one eye. If he does not take care I will kill him” he said.
The much talked about fight has generated into debates and arguments all over Accra and the promoters are finding ways to take the boxers to Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana to popularize the fight.
Ayitey Powers come into the fight with a record of 19 wins in 42 fights, losing 23, most of whom he claimed were robberies.
Bukom Banku who is the reigning WBO Africa Cruiserweight Champion is undefeated in 26 fights with 20 of his victims going out by knock out.
Bukom based Box Office Sports Promotions led by Alex Ntiamoah Boateng are the promoters of the big fight.