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
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.