Entertainment of 2014-05-23

Shatta Wale: Ayittey Powers disappointed me

Dancehall sensation Shatta Wale is asking boxer Michael Ayittey Okine, otherwise called Ayittey Powers to forget about any rematch with his conqueror, Isaac Braimah Kamoko, aka Bukom Banku.

Wale does not believe Powers can redeem his image from the pummeling he suffered in the hands of Banku when the two fought in the one-sided "Judgement Day" non title Cruiserweight bout at the Accra Sports Stadium a fortnight ago.

So lopsided was the much hyped bout that Banku could not even wait to be affirmed the unanimous winner as he lifted his two hands high up in jubilation soon after the scorecards were read. Nobody was surprised.

Shatta Wale who confessed in an interview with Asempa FM that he was supporting Powers to win the bout, and partly so because they were somehow related, he had a feeling ahead of the bout that Powers was going to disappoint.

Instead of training hard for the bout, Powers was doing all the talking, and Wale said when his premonition seemed concrete enough, he decided not to go to the stadium but stay at home and watch the bout on television.

And there he was, beaten around the ring without much resistance, and according to Shatta Wale, the one-sided affair got everyone confused if this was the same Ayittey Powers.

In his view, Powers will do well to look for a "small boy" somewhere to whip in the ring so as to recoup some pride, but for the rematch, he better forget it.