Boxing News of 2014-05-14

Banku overweight for ‘Judgement Night' bout

Tomorrow's highly anticipated “Judgement Night' between Bukom Banku (Braimah Kamoko) and Ayittey Powers has suffered another set-back after Banku failed to meet the weight class for the Cruiserweight bout.

Banku weighed 218 pounds, exceeding the upper limit of 200 pounds for the cruiserweight division. Ayittey Powers, on the other hand, weighed 200 pounds, reported Wednesday.

According to the report, this is the first time Banku has checked in overweight for a boxing bout and the bout promoters must now agree to fight in the catch weight division or force Banku to shed the excess 18 pounds.

A catch weight contest allows pro boxers to fight above their weight class as it is considered as a nonstandard weight limit, the report said.

The bout has already been postponed on two occasions and the latest news is bound to raise more eyebrows.

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