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Breaking News: COWARD Ayittey Powers pulls out of Bukom Banku clash citing God's command from TB Joshua

Published on: 27 March 2014
Ayittey Powers says God has ordered him not to fight Bukom Banku on 18 April

Ghanaian boxer Ayittey Powers has shockingly shown an act of extreme cowardice by pulling out of next month's much-awaited clash with Bukom Banku claiming controversial Nigerian pastor TB Joshua has asked to withdraw.

Powers, who visited the controversial Nigerian preacherman in Nigeria last week for prayers before he faces Banku, claims God has asked him not to fight on the much-advertised date of 18 April at the Accra Sports Stadium.

His decision comes just 24 hours after the tickets went on sale with a mad rush for the much-awaited non-title bout.

The decision will leave promoters Box Office Promotions out of pocket of about $1m, hugely damaging the potential of reviving boxing in the country after international broadcasters SuperSport signed on to carry the fight live.

But on the orders of TB Joshua, Powers said fighting on that day could be disastrous for him so he has been ordered by God through the controversial pastor.

"I will not fight Bukom Banku on the 18 April because God has ordered me through Man of God TB Joshua not to fight on that day," Powers told Asempa FM on Thursday morning.

“As for me I want to fight but if God says I cannot fight, I will not fight,” he added.

Powers, who signed a contract to fight on 18 April and took part payment, has not even informed the promoters of the fight who have spent millions in promoting the fight.

When asked if he ready to face the legal consequences of his actions having signed the contract to fight, Powers insists he has done nothing wrong to pull out.

He insists he is ready to refund the preparation money he has taken from the promoters of the fight.

The two loud-mouthed boxers have been engaging in media war over the past months and Box Office Promotions secured the signature of the two for a non-title fight.

Banku, 33, is undefeated in 26 fights with 20KOs while Powers has lost 23 times in 42 fights.



This article has 22 comment(s), give your comment
  • hal says:
    April 10, 2014 10:03 am
    fisco.becareful wha u say...we're all sinners but u just gotta be careful not so u dont over mess ur mouth and ask for forgiveness please.
  • Ozy says:
    March 27, 2014 10:05 am
    like Banku go kill am ooo
  • Edward says:
    March 27, 2014 10:14 am
    Please don't insult him and respect his decision after all he was going to take the cash and the blows.
  • banger says:
    March 27, 2014 10:17 am
  • Benito says:
    March 27, 2014 11:59 am
    Who cares?????? If he won't fight so be it.just refund any money you have collected.
  • Meeky Mensah says:
    March 27, 2014 12:43 pm
    @ selfmade - I wonder what selfmade will say about this. Bro what so u think?
  • Dr Who says:
    March 27, 2014 12:53 pm
    tweaaa....Ayittey Powers is now Ayittey Bukom Banku go kill am in the ring....nobody taaa nedo,running away!!!
  • kassbak says:
    March 27, 2014 12:54 pm
    Whether he likes it or not, he is going to fight...we will drag him into the ring on that night to fight...Otoolege!!!
  • Martin says:
    March 27, 2014 01:02 pm
    Hmmmmm power ony3 s))))
  • Fiscko says:
    March 27, 2014 01:27 pm
    I dont understand why people listen to this idiot, brain washer, murderer and thief so called TB Joshua. what boxing have to do with God? People in Africa need to get education and stop relying on God that nobody have ever seen, and will not be seen. Ayittey Powers, be bold and tell the nation that you are scared of Banku, and stop beating around the bush.
  • Lincopper says:
    March 27, 2014 01:44 pm
    you was about to be right and then you mess up everything ... People in Africa need to get education and stop relying on God that nobody have ever seen.. what are u saying??? as for TB JOS.. u can say he is fraud noo problem but you can't deny God in a whole
  • Blusss says:
    March 27, 2014 01:52 pm
    Am cryin and scared for dis @fiscko guy.dats all I can say
  • Lincopper says:
    March 27, 2014 01:55 pm
    with this record he surely going to be afraid.. he have fought 42 fights and none have he consulted any pastor ..check the records again.. Banku, 33, is undefeated in 26 fights with 20KOs while Powers has lost 23 times in 42 fights.
  • Dr Who says:
    March 27, 2014 02:55 pm
    I am sure TB Joshua asked Ayittey powers the fight record of Bukom Banku,and then adviced Powers to chicken out bcos he realised Bukom Banku will win the fight.
  • selfmade says:
    March 27, 2014 03:34 pm
    Bukom banku is not a good boxer!! He has no chin! In fact he has fought bums and any better boxer with durability can knock him out with his GLASS CHIN! I don't know why powers is doing this but I can see powers taking bukom banku out as the fight wears on!!
  • selfmade says:
    March 27, 2014 03:35 pm
    Bukom banku has a GLASS JAW!!
  • swagger d ginger says:
    March 27, 2014 03:47 pm
    OMG!!! When did ghanasoccernet turned to ghanaboxingnet...plss I need explanation cos lough wan kill me 4 here oo loooooooools
  • flexx says:
    March 27, 2014 04:30 pm
    de recordz r clear. Bukom banku is a b3ta n proven boxer dan powers. Banku wins
  • koo says:
    March 27, 2014 04:41 pm
    that guy need help.
  • adu christian says:
    March 27, 2014 08:43 pm
    Oh powers u are afraid .
  • Obenfo biology says:
    March 27, 2014 11:30 am
    Powers is a disgrace to ghanaian boxers as well as his prophet
  • kuukuphilly says:
    March 27, 2014 11:32 am
    Unbeleavable..... This guy be chicken paa I swear.