Popular tough-talking Ghanaian boxer Michael Okine (aka Ayitey Powers) failed to turn up on Friday night to face his tough opponent Enoch Quaye also known as Gbese Bruno after all the bragging in the pre-fight talks.
Ayitey Powers was nowhere to be found during the fight, leaving Bruno, his opponent with the option of having to fight another person, unwilling to disappoint hundreds of his fans who showed up at the Bukom Boxing Arena to watch the match.
Prior to the bout Ayitey overweighed his opponent on the scale but Bruno went on to agree to the fight on Thursday.
In his absence, Bruno fought one Mawuli Fofoli who obviously was no match for him; he barely survived the last bell as his corner threw in the towel in round 5. Bruno’s heavy punches landed on the lad, making his legs wallow though he never retired to the canvas.
Addressing fans gathered at the Arena, Enoch Quaye expressed disappointment in Ayitey Powers but still vowed to fight him anytime Powers call on him.
In other fights, Richmond Commey lost the vacant WBO Junior Featherweight title to Isaac Sackey while Obodai Sai knocked out his opponent in the first round to announce his return to the boxing ring.
Ghana’s George Ashie also won by points difference to claim the WBO Africa Lightweight title over South Africa’s Michael Mokoena.