By Ing. George-Patrick Bediaku
After a nearly a year of hyping up the fight, Ayittey Powers has decided to pull out of the April 18 fight with Braimah 'Bukom Banku' Kamoko.
The news broke on Thursday morning and generated a lot of reaction from the general public, especially on social media.
Speaking on Power FM's PSIM, Ayittey Powers explained his reason for the shocking decision.
"Boss, it's not that I pull out or I ran away. The thing is, I can't do things on my own. The fight is next month. So I had to travel and go and get prayers from my Godfather. [sic]
"And when I got there, my Godfather let me know that I don't have to fight next month. Unless they can postpone it. If not, then I can't fight.
"So if people are saying that maybe I ran away, me, I don't do things on my own. I'm just looking at God. So if God says that I should not fight on the 18th, and I let them know and they're saying whatever they want to say, I don't have problem about that.
"I can't fight next month. Yeah."
When asked when he would prefer to fight, he said, "From next two months, next three months, I don't care. But as for next month, I can't. They can put the fight another time, but not next month.
"As for me, I want to fight. But God said I should hold on. Next month can't favour me. I can't fight next month.
"It's not that I'm sick or something o... I don't have problem. But I said it's God who said that. So people should understand me."
It is uncertain whether this announcement is a plot to generate even more hype around the fight, which is actually what is happening. The fight has been much touted as the biggest ever to be staged in Ghana due to the expectation around it.
On Monday, organisers announce that over 3,000 tickets were sold within the first hour of release.