Sports News of 2014-03-27

Ayittey Powers pulls out of April 18 bout

The much anticipated April 18 boxing bout between two arch rivals in the country, Ayite Powers and Bukom Banku will not come off.

Ayitte Powers says God has communicated to him through his spiritual father, Nigerian Prophet, TB Joshua, not to fight on April 18.

“As for me I want to fight,” he told Joy FM’s Super Morning Show host Bernard Nasara Saibu, “but if God says I cannot fight, I will not fight,” he added. Ayitte Powers recently returned from Nigeria where he underwent an exorcism at the Sinagogue Church of All Nations founded by TB Joshua.

He was said to have been delivered of demonic possessions that have frustrated his boxing career.

But no one foresaw him pulling out of the much touted, unusually hyped boxing bout which seemed to hold the potential to breathe some life into the dormant boxing calendar in the country.

Ayitte Powers obviously shocked many and disappointed even many more with his decision.

But all is not lost - he says he is prepared to fight Bukom Banku any other day apart from April 18.

He cannot risk disobeying the wise counsel of his spiritual father who took his inspiration from God.

Powers dismissed assertions that he simply chickened out of the fight because he is afraid of his opponent.

"I'm not afraid of Banku; I know him and I'm not afraid of him," he stressed.

He also rejected suggestions that he could be sued for calling off the bout. The promoters had previously changed the date for the fight and "I didn't sue them so why should they sue me"?

Source: myjoyonline.com
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