Boxing News of 2014-05-03

"Judgment day" bout moved forward

Hopefully boxers Bukom Banku and Ayitey Powers will have their fistful day in the ring on May 15 rather than the next day.
The fight, which was first rescheduled from April 18 to May 16 must now come off a day earlier, thanks to protests from traditional priests at Gbese.
A Youth and Development Chief Amotsiwe, Nii Ayafio Tetteh I, the first to raise protests against the May 16 ‘judgment day’ bout said the traditional council couldn’t have allowed the fight to flout a traditional ban on noise making which will coincide with the bout.
The ban is an annual tradition which precedes the traditional Homowo festival of the coastal Ga community.
The Ghana Boxing Authority agreed the new date with the Promoters and the Gbese Traditional Council after consultations and discussions.
The fight was first postponed after Powers’ spiritual father, Prophet T.B. Joshua of Nigeria warned him against fighting on Good Friday.