The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has confirmed 16th May as the new date for the bout between Braimah Kamoko and Ayittey Powers.
A meeting between the management of the boxers, broadcasters, SuperSport, and the GBA was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Accra Sports Stadium to discuss the bout after Powers had decided on withdrawing from the bout which was scheduled originally for 18th April.
But the GBA confirmed the new date to Citi Sports on Tuesday.
“The GBA, the promoters and all those involved met and they settled on the 16th of May as the new date for the Banku vs Powers bout”, said Naa Darkua Dodoo, spokesperson for the GBA.
She added that the promoters, Box Office Promotions, were concerned at the public reaction following the announcement of Powers’ withdrawal and ticket sales had been affected so getting a new date was vital to the success of the bout.
She confirmed that both boxers had been contacted and they were in agreement on the new date of the bout. It is believed that the Accra Sports Stadium would remain as the venue for the event which will be broadcast on SuperSport all over the African continent and on TV3 for the Ghanaian public.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana